Monday, August 3, 2009

Kachemak Bay Alaska Air Tour

Hi Everyone,

The one thing we have discovered in RVing is that you meet the nicest people -- and you often keep running into the same ones at different places as we all keep moving around. Well, David and Dorothy struck up a friendship with a couple who knew a retired Delta pilot who owns a Stetson (they stopped making these planes in 1948). He worked for Western Airlines at the time I also worked for that airline -- small world. He was willing to take us on an air tour of Kachemak Bay.

So, on Sunday, he took Dorothy, Dave and me (Mary) in the airplane. (The plane seated only four people, so Jerry didn't go along.) We wore headsets and listened to music, including Louie Armstrong's "It's a Wonderful World" as we took in the beauty of Alaska from the air and he described the various sites.

We saw a small Russian village that is most difficult to get to. The pilot told us that there are three such very remote Russian villages along the way. We saw goats on a mountain, glaciers, waterfalls, lush greenery, blue waters, snow, and then ended up in Seldovia. (When Jerry and I left Seldovia the other day, I had no idea I would be back there within a week.) After stopping for lunch, we walked a path along the river where the salmon were arriving to spawn. We found and tasted berries, including salmon berries, which I never heard of before.

We have some video that we will put up on the blog at a later point; but in the meantime, here is a slide show of some of the scenery we were blessed to see.

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