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
He stops at the Alaska Veterans Memorial in Denali State Park.
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 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 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
Continuing south, Eider is never very far from the water, and the mountains.
Beautiful Alaskan scenery
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.
Truck backs boat trailer into water
The boat comes in toward the shore.
Boat approaches and drives onto trailer
The boat drives onto the trailer.
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.
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
Eider travels out to sea.
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
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!