It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close. Tourism has remained brisk but should slow down dramatically after the holiday. It’s a two edged sword. Tourists make for robust farmers markets and keep the better restaurants busy. On the other hand there is only one road that runs the length of the Spit. It can get crowded.
Some newcomers anchored offshore yesterday. They even brought their own helicopter which would come in handy for a glacier tour. The Spit is an eclectic place that draws everything from mega yachts to tents. Folks commingle over Halibut and Salmon meals surrounded by the glaciers. The quality of the food will even likely entice the yacht folks to come ashore.
Yachts are interesting but our favorite vessels are the commercial fishing boats. We never tire of watching them come and go from the marina and line up at the fish dock to unload Halibut. Our favorite was also anchored just off the Spit. You might recognize it from the reality TV show Deadliest Catch.
The online Farmers Almanac says there are – 23 days 16 hours 52 minutes and 23 seconds until Autumn. Autumn means snow is around the corner here in Alaska. We have an electric fence to put up and a high tunnel to construct. It’s going to be a busy couple of months. Enjoy your holiday weekend!
Be well & dream green!