As we'd used the airport road a few times since our arrival, we now had a strategy with taxi drivers who had been inclined to use 'longer' routes. Although missing Kodiak, it was good to be reunited with our belongings that we'd left behind at the hostel. It was Sunday and we went into town to 'do' a touristy thing - the Alaska Experience Theatre that showed films about the State and the Northern Lights. It being Sunday, atmosphere in town was a bit lacking (think of Scotland many years ago) so we repeated footsteps to the Glacier Brewhouse which we knew was atmospheric, and had good beer and food - E tucked into a huge plate of king crab that was particularly delicious.
Monday saw us pack once more and check out of the hostel leaving our bags behind whilst we went downtown once more.After a downtown breakfast we walked around the centre discovering points of interest as we went. Ship Creek is well known as the point where salmon return from the sea to swim upstream to spawn and we wandered across the Alaskan Railway railway lines to view a 'batch' of salmon congregating to make the first leap up river up the artificial salmon ladder. The salmon have another hurdle - the local fishermen with rods in hand hoping for a catch. We then joined a free walking tour and discovered even more interesting things about Anchorage and Alaska eventually ending up at the place (Captain Cook's statue) which we'd found a couple of hours earlier. With the afternoon drawing to a close it was back to the hostel to pick up our backpacks then to the airport to board our flight.Goodbye Alaska - what a wonderful place.
E & M xx