Late Tuesday afternoon I arrived at Ninilchik View campground, an AK state recreation park. The drive was pleasant with a lot of sun. Small with only about 15 sites it is quiet and overlooks Ninilchik beach with a path down to the beach. At the far end of the beach (to the right in the photo) is the small harbor. I stopped there after gettiing the trailer set up. I spoke with a fisherman and he said they would all be leaving on the high tide, going out after salmon. The boats were good sized commercial fishing boats. He said they use nets, then take their catch to a much larger ship called the tender to offload then go out for more fish.
Wed. morning was overcast and sprinkling rain. I went out in search of interesting things to see and found Deep Creek Beach. Spent quite a bit of time watching the larger tractors take boats into the water and bring them out. Most of the boats were good sized charter boats. As the day progressed it got darker and eventually the rains came again. I did go back to Ninilchik beach and saw a boat taking on ice prior to heading out on the high tide. In the photo you can see a white tube being lowered with the crane, it is full of ice that was dumped into the boat’s hold. They actually got 4 loads of ice.