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Old fire engine

Today was no different than many of the others we have had.  We awoke to the sound of rain on the roof.  Since it was laundry day, we got moving slowly and finally had the laundry done by lunch time. 

After lunch we wandered around town doing a few geocaches, one of which took us to the library behind the museum.  So we decided to visit the museum while we were there.  The museum had some of the history of the native peoples of the area as well as the history of the town as well.  The Valdez of today is not the same Valdez that existed before 1964.  The town was badly damaged in the Good Friday Earthquake and tsunami in 1964 and the main part of town was moved about 6 miles away. 

After dinner the rain finally stopped and the sun tried to come out with some blue sky appearing.  We climbed in the car and made our way across the sound to the area of the fish hatchery hoping to see some eagles.  The salmon raised at the fish hatchery return there, but really have no place to go so they become a smorgasbord for birds and other animals.  There were sea gulls but no eagles.  We were surprised to also see sea lions grabbing fish there as well.  Farther up the road, in another area where the salmon migrate to, we found the black bear that has been coming down to eat the fish.  After watching for a while we finally made our way back to the trailer to get ready for our trip out on the sound tomorrow.  We are hoping the blue skies tonight are a good omen for the weather tomorrow.

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Old fire engine
Old fire engine
Native rain gear
Native rain gear
Dog team sled
Dog team sled
First barrel of oil delivered to V…
First barrel of oil delivered to …
Fishing sea lion
Fishing sea lion
Little black bear
Little black bear
Trying to get a fish
Trying to get a fish
Wandering around
Wandering around
Clearing skies and fresh snow on t…
Clearing skies and fresh snow on …
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