Monday, June 30, 2014

Kenai and Soldotna

6/27 - 6/30/14
Anchorage to Kenai and then
to Soldotna

In Kenai we stayed at the Beluga Lookout RV Park which is right at the mouth of the Kenai River on a high bluff overlooking the river.  When the tide is going in there are supposed to be Beluga Whales in the mouth but we didn't see them.  A beautiful place but a little pricey.

Driving to the Kenai Peninsula, south of Anchorage close to Portage.

Crossing the Upper Kenai River, beautiful color of water.

One mile from campground in Kenai.

At our campground, Mt Redoubt Volcano, I think.

This young eagle just hung out here for several hours.

View from campground

6/29/14 we moved over to Soldotna, about 5 miles away.  We are now staying at the Edgewater Lodge and RV Park on the Kenai River and we'll be here for several days.  Joe is going King Salmon fishing when the season opens up on July 1st with a guide.  Down at the river were some people that had been dip net fishing on the upper Kenai and had several ice chest's full of  salmon that they were cleaning.  We were very lucky, being in the right place at the right time, they gave us a couple of filets which we BBQ'd that night, and of course they were so good, I'm surprised that we had some left over which will make a great sandwich.

We were eating the salmon so fast I almost forget to take a picture

Dip nets, lots of places have them for sale or for rent.  For residents only on certain days.

When we were driving up from the river we ran into the fishing guide that Joe is going out with.  He stopped and we all got up on his brand new boat that he had just brought up from Medford, OR.  It's a beauty, I'll have more pictures in a couple of days.

Many places along the river has "fish walks" and ladders going to the river or platforms.  This is to keep the erosion down along the river banks.

Apparently I had bronchitis and now that I am on antibiotics it is finally getting better.  So that's it for now, thanks for stopping by.  Have a blessed day.



  1. So glad your getting better.
    Thanks for the pictures and update.
    That Salmon sure looked good.

  2. Glad you are feeling better, Nancy. Excellent pictures, as usual. Good thing you remembered to take a picture of your grilled salmon. Looks yummy!