July 14 and 15, 2022
We left Seward to go to Hope on Thursday, July 14 and stopped at the fish hatchery on Moose Creek. There was not much to see that day, as the Hatchery Administrator apologized, but she was very friendly. We asked about her background and surprise, she grew up in Stetson, Maine and graduated from Unity College! She arrived as an intern and in a short time had become the administrator. She had never had anyone else from Maine identify themselves, so she was pleased and surprised. The hatchery supports the sport fishing industry and was privately funded. It’s a 24/7 job to keep the young fish alive through power outages.
Hope is a fun little town that seems stuck in time. It is located on Turnagain Arm, where the tides are second only to Fundy Bay. The bore tide was fun to watch, even though it was not particularly high. Turnagain Arm is south of Anchorage and empties into Cook Inlet.
Then back to fishing on the rising tide.
On Friday we left Hope. On the drive north we circled Turnagain Arm and viewed it from the north.