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Another storm is hitting us today and tomorrow. The ferry was canceled this morning and tomorrow. That will create a backlog of passengers for the next few days. In short, I ain’t getting out of here any time soon.
The same can’t be said of my travel companion, Kraig Cesar. He has business-related travel next week so simply can’t stick around. He got a plane ticket out of here tomorrow. (If the winds are what they predict, I suspect he’ll be around until Thursday.)
I am stuck here because I have the rental RV. And, to answer a question from a reader on my previous post, I don’t plan to find out what the late fee is. I’ll have to call and extend my “reservation.” At least it is less expensive per day than a motel room.
So, the good news.
One, Cordova has city-wide wifi. I dropped $20 for a week of service. So I’m plugged in, which means I can work. You know it’s bad when work is the best way to pass the time!
Kraig said, “You’ll finally get to write that book you’ve been talking about.” He might be right.
Two, we actually found some fish yesterday.
Chris Batin pointed us to a remote lake (pond, really) in the national forest. Using salmon eggs and beads we caught a bunch of cutthroat trout and dolly varden. They were small (up to 12 inches) but on ultralight tackle were fun. And we even got to enjoy the place for about an hour before it started raining.
Three, the harbor is packed with sea otters. They are cute. I took pictures, just like every other tourist.
I appreciate all the readers keeping up with this epic adventure. I can also understand that readers can take only so many “Another day stuck in Cordova” posts. So I’ll do what I can to get out there when the weather conditions allow.