Sunday, August 23, 2009

8/21/2009 - Valdez, AK

We left Kenny Lake and headed to Valdez for 3 nights. We stopped to see the Worthington Glacier on the way.
This is Bridal Veil Falls.

Horsetail Falls

After getting set up, we drove around the area. The next 2 photos are of the small boat harbor in town.

We took the Dayville Road and stopped at Abercrombie Creek to watch the salmon spawning. There seems to be hundreds of fish in small areas.

A little further down the road, there were times where we could see a dozen or more harbor seals which we're sure are really enjoy the quantities of salmon coming back to spawn.

This is a photo of the weir dam with the Solomon Fish Hatchery in the background. The salmon coming back to this area started their lives in the hatchery.

There must be millions of fish trying to get back to where they started life.

On the way back to the RV, we stopped at a USFS visitor center and fish spawning boardwalk.

Later that evening, we enjoyed a steak dinner (including salad, garlic bread, corn on the cob and baked potato) at the Valdez Elks lodge. They open it to the public between Memorial Day and Labor Day. It was a very busy place and we heard later that there were about 150 dinners served that night.

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