We Loved Valdez

We left Blueberry Lake Recreation CG via Richardson Hwy. towards Valdez. The road was good and we came across a beautiful waterfall called Bridal Veil Falls. You CA people does that ring a bell?

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 As we entered Valdez we stopped at the Visitor Center and then proceeded to find a campground. Patti/John, fellow LD owners, recommended Bear Paw II. So we checked it out. This is a great campground. Right on the water next to the entrance to the harbor, adults only, super showers, inexpensive laundry and full hookups. There are 30 back in spaces, and it is centrally located to the harbor. We would highly recommend this campground even though it is a little higher in price.

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We had a perfect view of fishing and tour ships heading out and returning. We could see the oil refinery, and several glaciers and mountain ranges.

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The Museum here was very interesting. They talked about the history of the Alaskan Bush Pilots, told about the Good Friday Earthquake in 1964 that destroyed the town, and the tragic oil spill caused by Exxon in 1989.  Old Valdez was Milepost 0 and instead of redoing all the books, new Valdez just became Mile -2.

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We walked all around the harbor, and two times the 2 ½ miles to Peter Pan Fish Market for fresh fish.

IMG_4205Fresh salmon, frozen halibut and mahi mahi, frozen salmon patties and canned fresh & smoked salmon.

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 As we were walking around the harbor we even got to see them pull a boat out of the water for repair. It was very interesting.

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Our plans were to stay here for 2 days, but it was such a nice place that we stayed for 4 days. We had rain one night and all the next day. When the rain quit the fog rolled in for a while.

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At night we were able to have a fire, much to John’s delight.

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Here are some more great shots from our Million Dollar View. Also, a surprise last night was the ship that is the main attraction on the show Deadliest Catch.

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IMG_4217Feeding time for the birds.

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On to Haines and Skagway.

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