Thursday, July 9

Kenai Peninsula

We've moved on from the Copper River Delta to the Kenai Peninsula and our first stop was the small (and, of course, out of way) old mining town of Hope. It's sits on the shore of Turnagain Arm (inlet) across the water from Anchorage - but a world away from that big city. Nice campground just outside town, neat little history museum, two restaurants and a hiking trail - our kind of place.

Getting a trail report from fellow hikers


After a night in Hope we headed to Seward - named after William H. Seward, the guy who negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia. Nice town, but too many tourists for us - will probably move on (back to Hope?) unless Don decides to go fishing, which is the big thing here.

I did manage to catch up with my nephew Christoper and his family who are on vacation in Alaska - that was a nice bonus., hadn't seen him for 30 years. We had lunch then piled in the van for a short drive to the Exit Glacier for a hike. Nice day.