Exit Planning

We enjoyed a quiet morning in Soldotna yesterday. We all took a drive up past Sterling to Jim’s Landing on the Kenai river and also checked out Skilak Lake for bald eagles. Chris has read local tourism brochures and found eagle sightings mentioned in these areas. Try as we might though, no eagles were seen. The drive around Skilak Lake was lovely though. We were directed to the landfill site, 2 miles south of Soldotna, and did see 2 immature bald eagles sitting in trees. Chris got a few photos of them but by the time I got my tripod and 500mm lens set up and ready to go, the eagles had gotten tired of posing and flew off. I got some great seagull shots though! Go figure!! You gotta admit…..it’s a great photograph of a very common bird.

Herring Gull

Chris made a lovely lasagna that we all enjoyed for supper last night. We had mini cherry cheescakes for dessert too! We spent a few hours after supper planning our exit route from Alaska. We have to leave sooner or later, after all! The consensus is as follows:
  • Aug 7 – we leave Soldotna to spend two nights at Deep Creek Recreation area on the way down to Homer, about 30 miles south of Soldotna. We popped in there twice and really like being able to park the motorhomes overlooking the water.
  • Aug 9 – we head up through Anchorage and likely dry camp in Chickaloon on Glenn Highway.
  • Aug 10-11 will be spent in Valdez.
  • Aug 12 one night in Tok.
  • Aug 13 a night in Haines Junction.
  • Aug 14 a night in Haines.
  • Aug 15 we will take the motorhomes on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry from Haines to Skagway and spend the night in Skagway.
  • Aug 16 Carcross
  • Aug 17-18 Whitehorse
  • Aug 19 on the way south via Cassiar Highway.

Of course this is all subject to change. That is the beauty of not being on any set schedule.

2 Comments

  1. Mark and Chris August 7, 2009 at 1:35 am #

    I am very familiar with the entire Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. I was stationed in Penticton for ten years and spent a lot of time in Oliver and Osoyoos. You can't been the fruit and wines from the Okanagan Valley.

  2. Anonymous August 6, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

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