Mac's 2012 Alaska RV Trip travel blog

Dip Net Fishing in Cook Inlet off end of Spruce Street

Dip Net Fishing in Cook Inlet off end of Spruce Street

Dip Net Fishing in Cook Inlet off end of Spruce Street

Dip Net Fishing in Cook Inlet off end of Spruce Street

Dip Net Fishing in Cook Inlet off end of Spruce Street

Dip Net Fishing in Cook Inlet off end of Spruce Street

Saint Nicholas Memorial Chapel

Saint Nicholas Memorial Chapel

Saint Nicholas Memorial Chapel

Russian Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox Church

Looking out over Cook Inlet

Looking out over Cook Inlet

 

Russian Gift Shop

 

 

 

 


This morning started out cold with rain/mist. Very low and thick clouds obscured all the mountains around Seward.

I left Seward Resort at 09:45AM driving Alaska 1 (Seward Highway) north. The Seward Highway splits with the Sterling Highway going west. There was rain all the way to the turn onto the Sterling Highway. It then cleared some with off and on sprinkles.

A very pretty drive along the rivers that run near the Sterling Highway. Fishermen everywhere; in boats and in the water near the shore in waders. The waters were a very pretty blue/green in color.

In Soldotna I took the Kenai Spur northwest into Kenai. I arrived at the Kenai RV Park at 12:30PM. 30amp E/W/S. I still cannot get my Internet or DirecTV satellites to lock on to the satellite. The RV Park has adequate Wi-Fi and I was able to pick up a few TV channels out of Anchorage with my batwing antenna.

After setting up I stopped at the Visitor Center, then to a car wash, and stopped at Wal-Mart to get a bottle of windshield wash for the RV and SUV.

I drove down to the beach and was amazed at the number of people dip netting for Sockeye Salmon. They wade out into Cook Inlet in waders with a large net with a very long aluminum handle. They catch the salmon in the net, bring it into shore where they hit it in the head to kill it, and then back into the water they go. Limit is 25 for the head of the household and 10 more for each additional family member. I had never heard of this before and certainly never saw anything like it.

I then drove around Kenai and stopped at the Russian Orthodox Church for pictures. I went to the American Legion for a steak and baked potato with a salad for dinner. After dinner I took the dog on a walk towards the beach and again watched in amazement at all the people in the water trying to catch salmon.

111.8 RV miles today – 2 hours 45 minutes driving time.

10.0 SUV miles today.



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