|Set out for Valdez bright and eary this morning. We left the RV and just drove down with the car. The weather was overcast and looking like rain but we didn't care we were going anyway. The ride took about 3 hours to get there. Closer to Valdez we got the more rain we got. It was a neat lttle town. In the museum we learned that they were hit hard with the earthquake of 64, so much that they had to relocate the whole town to a more secure area. It seems the town was built on the silt that was left from the glaciers and it was very unstable. The town just started falling into the bay. It caused the docks to sink and the big fishing boats got tossed around like toys. Now they have new docks and a fishing harbor with th Alaska pipeline coming down across the bay.
The Salmon were in and it was something to see them fight their way up the creeks to spawn. Saw a bear come down to fish while we were over to see the Pipe Line Terminal.
On the way back up we saw several places where fishing for Salmon with fish wheels. Fish Wheels can used by native Alaskans only. We talked to one fellow who said the fishing was going well, he caught 78 so far.