We arrived in Haines Tuesday afternoon, got set up at the Hitch Up RV Park (nice sites on the grass) and went exploring. First in town to Old Ft Seward, a former military Fort. Some of the buildings are now shops (one is a local artist doing totem carving), the old officer quarters are now private homes and what was the commissary is now a hotel. Other buildings have been restored and have plans for use too. I’ll try to get some photos later today.
Then we headed out Lutak road ; past the ferry dock the roads winds along the bay and ends at the State Park on Chilkoot Lake. Just before you get to the lake there is a fish weir and that’s where we saw a sow!
According to the ranger, her route is from the fish weir, along the river to the beach then up along the forest side and maybe back again to the fish weir. We saw her swim across the river then again on the beach.
Also spotted several eagles and the nest with one chick. The next was near the top of a spruce on the other side of the river. This one was fishing near the bank.
It’s raining as I write this so we will probably do some indoor stuff today.