Eider and his humans left North Pole, Alaska, near Fairbanks and are driving south. As they approach Denali Park and Mount McKinley, Eider wants you to see these mountains.
He stops at the Alaska Veterans Memorial in Denali State Park.
The state park is near Denali National Park. This memorial honors those Alaskans that served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Alaska National Guard and Merchant Marines.
This memorial recognizes the Alaskan Medal of Honor recipients also. Two military plane crashes are recognized, with a propeller from one lost plane included in the memorial.
The location of Alaska results in Alaska being very important to the protection and defense of the United States. The Colorado Traveling Ducks are very proud of the US military in Alaska, and all over the world. South of Anchorage, we love the views of Cook Inlet.
Continuing south, Eider is never very far from the water, and the mountains.
Isn’t this a pretty drive?
Did you ever wonder how they got the boats out of the water when there is no pier or dock? First the trailer goes in the water.
The boat comes in toward the shore.
The boat drives onto the trailer.
And the truck pulls the trailer with boat out of the water and they drive down the road to home. Eider and humans enter Homer.
Homer, Alaska is a very popular fishing area. Sometimes Eider fishes for halibut and sometimes for salmon. He is on the boat heading out. The windshield of the boat is tinted for better vision when heading into the sun.
Eider travels out to sea.
Here the humans are fishing from the back of the boat. The boat is fairly stationary now, but there is still movement from the waves on the water.
When going fishing here, humans should take some medicine to prevent seasickness. Eider the Duck does not suffer from seasickness. This was a successful fishing trip. The humans caught halibut. The fish is taken to the dock where Eider’s humans pay to have it cleaned, cut, packaged and flash frozen. Then it is flown directly to Eider’s house, ready for a great dinner of fresh halibut. It is so good!