Saturday, July 6, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (56)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (56)

07/06/2019  No Travel Day - King Salmon Fishing, Soldotna

Start Location:
Start Time: N/A
Mileage:  54,324
Cost Per Night: $37.50 USD
Weather: 56 - 74 F Sunny

Paul left early (before 4:00 a.m.) for day two of his King Salmon adventure with Captain Mike Hopley. Almost immediately, I regretted staying back to get the chores done. Yet, we have been on the road for almost two months and the ‘Beast’ had not been given a thorough cleaning that entire time. Further, we have not had a moment apart, so it was probably a good idea to let Paul have his own escapade. (Update – the entire boat got skunked – no fish)

It only took about four hours to deep clean the inside of the RV. I started at 6:30 a.m. then realized to be quiet as others might still be sleeping. Two loads of laundry were also done.

It was another beautiful day on the Bluff. The weather here has been perfect, and we have not had to break out our heavy jackets. In fact, Alaska hit record-breaking temperatures on Independence Day, shattering the previous heat record by five degrees. Three other Alaska locations, Kenai, Palmer and King Salmon, set or tied all-time high temperature records on Thursday.

The Swan Lake Fire, which was started by lightning on June 5th, 2019 in the USFW Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, is still burning making for some spectacular dawns. Currently, 92,657 Acres have burned and the Percent of Perimeter Contained is a mere 14%. Officials stated they are going to let the fire take its natural course but will work to save structures.

Paul came home happy but salmon-less. This time no one on the boat succeeded. Paul stated that they only witnessed one fish being reeled in! However, Paul did see four Moose; one with a calf on his morning drive!

Wildlife Spotted: Bald Eagles; Magpies; Seagulls. Paul saw four moose and a calf.

This Red Sun Greeted Me as I started Chores at 6:30 a.m. in Ninilchik, Alaska
This Red Sun Greeted Me as I started Chores at 6:30 a.m.

Never Tire of these Beautiful Birds - Bald Eagle
Never Tire of these Beautiful Birds - Bald Eagle

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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