July 29, 2009 – Captain Cook Area, Rain, Sun, Moose, and Friends

As promised, here is a picture of our site:

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How about all that vegetation!  Check out how tall the plants are:

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The ones with the purple flowers are fireweed.  The real tall ones are cow parsnip which is member of the parsley family (they are much BIGGER than the parsley back east!). The peeled raw stems and cooked roots are eaten by the natives, however, the hairs on the leaves and stems can be irritating.  (From my reaction to a plant last August in PA, I stayed away – LOL!)

We took our walk down to the beach and were heading back to our site when we saw this fellow:

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Oh! My nose is itchy – LOL!

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We hung around near the dumpster for a while – just in case we needed a place to get behind – LOL!!!  But I did get these pictures as we passed him by:

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Doesn’t he look like Bullwinkle – :-))):

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Since the morning was still a little rainy, we decided to take a ride to Kenai and check out the Elks (where we saw Larry and Cheryl) and then the American Legion (where we will eventually move to after here – they have camping for $10.00 with electric).  After stopping by a few shops to pick up some items, we headed back because the sun was coming out – YEA!!!

The bluff we are on has a great view of Cook Inlet where they have some of the largest tides in the world.  So here are some shots of high and low tide:

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WOW!  Amazing to see!

The ripples you see beyond the rock is the mud flats at low tide – VERY DANGEROUS!!  There have been many reports of people walking out on them, getting stuck, and then drowning when the tide came in – Yikkees!!

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Since the sun was out, we had to sit out and enjoy it – :-))).  

I looked thru my bead stash for my next projects (haven’t been beading in a while and I miss it!):

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Andy enjoying the fire:

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And Larry and Cheryl stopped by and enjoyed the fire with us – it was great to see them and hopefully we will see them again this weekend.

Some last pictures:

Mount Redoubt:

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A beautiful sunset:

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What a lovely day – :-))

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