King Salmon to Dutch Harbor, Alaska
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This was the third leg of our journey to
We met the company representative at the airport and after we gathered up all our baggage, he took us to the company bunk house. On the way he explained to us that Akutan was back about 40 miles east of us, we had passed over it on the way in to Dutch, but that Akutan had no airport.
We spent the night at the bunkhouse which had a TV but it was pretty dirty and I spent a few hours cleaning up the kitchen and my room. The next day, we went back to the airport and just waited around all day for the weather to break. So a dead day but as a technical person, my pay had started as soon as the wheels went up in Anchorage so I was not too upset and spent some time at the war museum next to the airport and taking pictures of flowers around the airport grounds. For some reason it struck me as odd that there are flowers in
On the next day the company jet flew in with some VIP buyers from
Oh Yeah, a little about Dutch Harbor. It is located on the Island of Unalaska in the Aleutian Island chain nearly halfway from the mainland of Alaska towards the tip of the Aleutian Island chain. It is a historic place and the site of several military sites from WWII. Check out Google and Wikapedia for more techincal details. It is a cool place and has a lot of fun places to go at night. Someday I am going back there on holiday.