Eider Duck Heads to Homer, Alaska

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.

From Fairbanks heading toward Anchorage. The Brooks Range

From Fairbanks heading toward Anchorage. The Brooks Range

He stops at the Alaska Veterans Memorial in Denali State Park.

Alaska Veterans Memorial

Alaska Veterans Memorial

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 honors all Alaskan veterans

This memorial honors all Alaskan veterans

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.

Propeller of lost military plane in the 1950s

Propeller from lost military plane in the 1950s

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.

Beautiful Cook Inlet

Beautiful Cook Inlet

Continuing south, Eider is never very far from the water, and the mountains.

Beautiful Alaskan scenery

Beautiful Alaskan scenery

Isn’t this a pretty drive?

So pretty

So pretty

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.

Truck backs boat trailer into water

Truck backs boat trailer into water

The boat comes in toward the shore.

Boat approaches and drives onto trailer

Boat approaches and drives onto trailer

The boat drives onto the trailer.

Truck pulls trailer with boat out of water and they go home.

Truck pulls trailer with boat out of water and they go home.

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.

Eider arrives in Alaska with his humans. Cindy is holding him.

Eider arrives in Alaska with his humans.   Cindy is holding him.

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.

Through tinted windshield

Through tinted windshield

Eider travels out to sea.

Eider and humans go out to sea, followed by another fishing boat.

Eider and humans go out to sea, followed by another fishing boat.

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.

Humans fish and Eider supervises

Humans fish and Eider supervises

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!

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6 thoughts on “Eider Duck Heads to Homer, Alaska

  1. Your pictures are great! Now I really want to get to Alaska. Did you get to Cook Inlet by boat or drive? Fishing looked fun and I could really use some nice halibut. Did you want my address to send it to?

    • Thanks. My brother drove his motorhome from near Fairbanks to Homer, along the Cook Inlet. Halibut fishing is fun. The halibut turns on its side and is rather flat. Really fights this way. Feels like you have giant whale, but just a regular size halibut. Exhausted at end of day, but happy. Fresh halibut is one of my favorite meals. So, it is not going to Canada. I ate it all. Hope you get there this summer to fish–halibut or salmon. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      • Won’t be going north this summer. When we went to Haida Gwaii, we were expecting to buy all kinds of fresh halibut at the docks there. Never saw a thing. I guess the locals keep it for themselves.

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