The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 6

Today we took a boat ride to a small village called Saldovia. There are no roads. The only way to get there is by plane or boat. We took a boat in order to see more sea life. The village was small. Part of it has been rebuilt since the 1964 earthquake. That part was not too interesting. However, the older part had the old board walk and the houses on stilts pre-dating the earthquake. This part of the town was much more interesting. The trip was about 1 1/2 hours from Homer. On this vacation we have seen some amazing wildlife and we were not disapointed this time. We happened upon a whole group of sea otters resting on kelp. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Views from the boat going over to the town.



Here they are!!!!

These guys are so cute! They are making a slow come back after the Exon-Valdez tragedy!!Many , many were killed! They depend on their fur to keep warm in these frigid waters. The oil penetrated their fur and caused the death of so many!






We are now entering Saldovia.

The native tribes are very apparent in this small town.

Just a little pocket beach.



How's this for a little patriotic spirit?!

Here is an exmple of the houses on stilts. We had coffee in a cute little book store on stilts.

Time to get the boat back.

I thought this blog would end there till we saw this 310.6 pound halibut!!!! Boy, that's lots of great eating!!!!!!
Thanks again to all of you going on this trip with us. Wish you were here!!!

2 comments:

  1. i love sea otters. we rented a house on an island in the pugent sound and it had a small bay in front of the lawn. every evening a little otter would come to visit and it was the cutest thing. it would swim around doing flip flops and somersaults as though it was entertaining us, and it was! keep having fun! i sure am!

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  2. i just remembered that the island was anacortes!

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