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Published: August 25th 2010
After another shopping spree at Wal-Mart in Wasilla, the four of us set out for Glennallen, Ak. From there we part ways for a couple of days. Leta and Shelby will continue east to Tok, and Barbara and I will turn south for Valdez, Ak. I wanted to do some salmon fishing and Shelby decided he was not that interested, plus Leta had a date with a chain-saw carver to make her a bear.
Barbara and I stayed at the Bear Paw Campground directly at the mouth of the small boat harbor, and Lowes River. It was one of the nicest and most reasonably priced campgrounds in Alaska. I went to town and booked a Silver Salmon fishing for the next day. Heard they were about 12 miles out where Port of Valdez joins Prince William Sound, so I was expecting a fairly long boat ride the next morning. While in the dock area Barbara and I decided to walk the docks seeing as the boats were coming with their catch of the day. We saw a lot of salmon and some halibut.
Tried to get to bed early because I had to be up early the next
Bear Paw - Valdez, Ak
day to catch the boat at 7 A M. The name of the boat was Swifty 5, and the boat captain, and deck hands name was Captain Gary. I caught my limit of 6 Silvers by noon, and after taking a lunch break and a short rest began to help four of the other people on the boat try to catch their limit of fish.
This really is our 39th anniversary, and Captain Gary recomended dinner at the Totem Inn for my wife who actually let me go fishing on our anniversary. Can you believe that. I mean that she let me go fishing. We celebrated with a very nice dinner of Barbara's favorite seafood, shrimp, and I had a combo of steak and halibut, followed by a shared piece of seven layer chocolate cake. Good thing we decided to share the cake, because we struggled to finish the one piece of cake.
Today we head to Tok to meat Shelby and Leta. On our way to Valdez we had not realized the beauty of the canyon that we would be traveling through, so today we have the camera loaded with fresh batteries, and certain pull overs that
we plan on stopping at to take pictures.
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