Fishing is good, it is also expensive for the license. We filled our small freezers with delicious Halibut and a little salmon. ***WARNING**** TO anyone who attracts mosquitoes. Make sure you cover with repellent. Sister Kat was a magnet for mosquitoes. She is the only one of the four of us who was bothered. Some folk declare that the mosquito is the Alaskan state bird! LOL
WE watched many fishermen fishing for King Salmon from the shore.
When we drove our coaches on to the Kenai Peninsula, Dick found a church where some men were working and asked about fishing. He hired a guide for Salmon and got a free boat for Halibut. While we were waiting he also found us a volunteer job. We sheeted and roofed an addition the church was adding and had no one with the expertise to apply roofing to state standards. Dick (with my agreement) volunteered us. We had a great time with the locals. It was a great deal.
After fishing for Salmon in the Kenai and Halibut out of Homer, we filling our freezers . We then stopped by Anchorage. We did some sightseeing and bought some souvenirs. Then we headed excitedly to see Mt. McKinley or Denali as it is called locally. It is the highest mountain in North America, Over 20 thousand feet high. We took a tour there, saw a lot of wild life but never did see the peak. I understand it is very unusual to see the peak due to clouds surrounding it. Denali National Park is of course beautiful.
The above is Denali from a post card. Below was my attempt.
What is the biggest Cabbage you ever saw? Parts of Alaska grow some fantastic veggies in the short growing season. Can you imagine a Cabbage head that weighs over a hundred pounds? The Alaskan record for a Cabbage as of 2012 was 127 pounds. That is BIG! Imma thinking you could see it growing!
Then on up the road to see Fairbanks. We took a tour on a river boat. Saw sled dogs in training. Got to hear a speech from a lady who had won the Iditarod, dog sled race. That race is 1000 miles long and is completed in 8-16days sometimes longer as the wind chill factor is at times 100 degrees below zero. Tough dogs and people in that race.
Tomorrow I will finish Alaska. I am learning it takes time to cover just the basic basics of any state. So far we have only visited Alaska once. I would really like to make it two.