The next day was cloudy again but we decided to be brave and actually get our kayak into the water.
We inflated the boat and got everything into the Jeep and drove over to a place we could launch from.
The Johnson Lake is not real big but very lovely.
It was so nice to finally get out on the water in Alaska. It was an easy paddle where we just glided along the water. Our next paddle would be a little more of a workout. Anyway before we get to that, we stayed for three days here. One day we drove to a seafood processor and market and bought some more fish. We bought some smoked salmon that was reduced in pricing and so we bought a number of packages of it. We also bought some halibut and some razor clams. Clam Chowder is in the future.
The last two weeks of July is one of the big runs for Red and King Salmon on the Kenai River. There area fishermen everywhere. That is why we made sure to get a spot during the weekdays. I am sure it would be hard to get a spot anywhere in the area on the weekend. In fact in some of the campgrounds you can only stay for 3 days or so. I guess it is fish your butt off and get out so someone else gets a chance. We enjoyed our three days and are now headed back to the Anchorage area and later onto Valdez.
Below are some more pictures taken on the drive to Eagle River Campground(Chugach State Park) which is just north of Anchorage.
As we drove pass Bird Creek, where we stayed before, we came to an area where we had seen some dali sheep on the rocks. There were a lot of people taking pictures and we weren't able to stop to take pictures. This time we stopped and I did get some good shots.
|Just some of the many people out fishing|
|Lovely spot at the Tern Lake Junction|