Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Alaska - Day 2

Day 2 dawned cool & misty, but hey, we're in Alaska, and having fun!
(We don't realize that that will be the theme of the trip!)

 Our hike today is up to Ptarmigan Lake, where we found its namesake.

We also saw charming "smurfhouse" mushrooms.

 After several miles, we arrived at the aquamarine Ptarmigan Lake.

 A perfect lunch spot.

Oh, and we saw bears!  
A little too close for comfort, but we survived the encounter.

 Back from our hike we've relocated to the port town of Seward.

 We got there just in time to see the fishing boats arrive with the days catch.

 The fishermen filleted their catch right there on the dock.

 Some of the days haul.

Weighing an 81 pound halibut.
Dinner was seafood that night!

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