Wednesday, August 27, 2008

News from the North

Well, the connection at the cabin is indeed dial-up, so I'm sending this little post via email and phone.

It's cool, green, and a tad mosquito-ey here on the banks of the Kenai River. Sounds are of boats, waves from boat wakes, seagulls screeching as they fight over dead salmon, small planes flying by, the river running, the fish jumping.

Our first fishing expedition was successful, with eight halibut 'chickens' - small, good-eating ones of 20-30 pounds - caught.

Now we're on to bank-fishing for silver salmon, in one of the every-other years that the pink salmon - or humpies - are also running. Humpies are easy to catch, then release, because by the time they get upriver, they are too far gone to eat.

Tomorrow: our second expedition, to catch silvers by guided tour on the lower Kenai. Hope they know some good fishing holes!

Will get back to people later for questions and other info. Stay tuned!


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Wayfarer Scientista said...

Eat some fresh salmon for me and watch out for spray painted bears. Oh - and I have an award for you over at my place!

Silver Fox said...

Anonymous, that's a definite "no comment." ;)

Silver Fox said...

Wayfarer, - what about spray painted bears? Had some fresh salmon, for sure.

Thanks for the award - I'm still catching up on things!!