July 6 to 7, 2022
Dee and Doug did fish a little on Tuesday, July 5 but the pinks remained elusive. On Wednesday we toured both locations of the Valdez Museum, which is excellent. In addition to early history there are detailed accounts of the Good Friday earthquake in 1964 that caused the entire town to be relocated, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, also on Good Friday. The oil did not actually enter Valdez Harbor. Finally, there is coverage of the 800 mile long Trans-Alaska Pipeline that ends at the Alyeska Terminal.
We toured the Solomon Gulch Hatchery which was pretty sleepy – the pink salmon had not really arrived yet. That made Dee a little happier and relieved about no luck fishing so far!
Your challenge: don’t smile when you see the next photos.
A young eagle working very hard to pick up a large stick, under supervision.