Date: August 7, 2010
Tonight’s Location: Ninilchik, AK, Scenic View RV
Mileage: End - 49708
Start - 49643
Total Miles for the day: 65
Weather: beautiful sunrise, then rain and clouds, then sun, rain, sun
Temperature: start 50º
Wildlife count: moose
The pictures today include sunset from last night – pictures taken from around 9pm to 10:30pm. Sunset over the inlet is awesome.
Today was a day to share the bounty of Alaska. Up early and completed a short load of laundry. Then headed for Soldotna for the Farmer’s Market – the sun was still shining when we arrived and found the market. We bought rhubarb, for a good rhubarb custard pie, a bag of spices for sautéing salmon or halibut, fresh strawberries, fireweed and fireweed/rosehip jelly, and a salad bag including: Green Onion, Red Oak Leaf Lettuce, Freckles Romaine Lettuce, Little Gem Basil, Dear Tongue Lettuce, Prize Head Tomatoes and Calendula. What a great market! Someone even had zucchini, but we refrained. The full size tomatoes looked really pathetic and green, so we didn’t buy any. Next we headed for the Safeway market and among the mundane items; we purchased fresh Alaskan King Crab. We had to check with some of the folks in the park about how to prepare them. We have not eaten King Crab for at least 10 years.
By the time we arrived home, it was raining, so we enjoyed sitting and reading, some on line and some of Kent’s book, Wilderness, a Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska. It was a peaceful afternoon.
Dinner included our fresh mixed green & yellow salad, garlic bread, and Alaska King Crab w/drawn butter & lime. What an incredible feast! We laughed about this being our pre-fortieth anniversary dinner, and for our anniversary we probably will have hot dogs and mac-cheese or baked beans!
The sun has arrived over the mountains across the inlet, and owner Bob came and shared with us about fishing in the creeks in the area, so we are set for a week of fishing, and clamming. We will see how lucky we are.