The site we’re in along the Resurrection River is beautiful, level and we aren’t bothered so will boondock here another couple of nights. Boondocking along this river is a common practice as it is over much of Alaska. Campgrounds are basically for folks that need/want electrical, etc. hook-ups. The campgrounds certainly meet a need for tourists to Alaska as the campgrounds usually have lots of RVers staying there. Most Alaskans boondock as far as we can tell. We’re lucky enough not to need hook-ups so boondocking works for us.
We spent the day relaxing and hiking along the river. Today is another beautiful day. The temp at 6:00 am was 48 degrees F. but by mid-day it was up to 60 degrees F. and warmer in the sun. The river is flowing faster and is somewhat deeper, nowhere near flood stage but we will keep an eye on it. Our hike took us along Resurrection River and into the woods of the Kenai Fjords National Park. It wasn’t a strenuous hike but we didn’t know where we were going and had to be careful to be able to find our way back. We’re thinking, it just wouldn’t do to get lost out there.
Tomorrow, we’ll be going on a nine hour Fjord Cruise with “Kenai Fjords Cruises” leaving the harbor at 9:00am. We chose this day and this cruise over others for a few reasons. Their boat carries as many as 150 people and they usually have less than 100 aboard. Wednesday is supposed to have very calm seas. This tour swings the furthest out into the Gulf of Alaska, goes up into the Northwestern Fjord and travels the greatest distance. Hopefully, going out on the water this long will afford us the opportunity to see lots of sea life and perhaps some wildlife along the shores. We will find out tomorrow if our best guess was correct and just how well Dramamine works.