Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ketchikan Creek Street

Here are some scenes of Ketchikan Creek Street and salmon trying to get upstream. The lower part of the creek is a boardwalk with shops. The creek itself was loaded with thousands upon thousands of salmon trying to move upstream. The closer the salmon got to the point where the salmon is jumping out of the water, the more densely they were packed together. The jump shot is at a waterfall that proved to be a formidable obstacle for them. Some teenagers offered to let Bob use their fishing gear for $5 each fish he caught, but he didn't have a fishing license. The teenagers said he didn't need one - yeah, right. The salmon were 18-24 inches, and would have been alot of fun to catch.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Another Glacier

Another glacier we got to see was the Lamplugh Glacier. Notice the meltwater river running through it! Google says this glacier is eight miles long, 150 feet high above the water, and only 10-40 feet below the water.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Recent Photo

Took this a week or so ago WHILE DRIVING down to Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge from Fort Calhoun. Had to avoid a deep ditch on my left, AND oncoming traffic. Not highly recommended method of bird photography, but it is the best photo I have ever gotten of this bird in flight. Who can name the bird?