We thought we would be leaving Valdez today but after enjoying the Memorial Day services and the free barbecue at the Elks Club we decided to make a change to our plans. First I want to say how impressed we are with the beauty and the hospitality of Valdez. This bay with the mountains sitting so close, is breath taking. Second, we decided to catch the ferry up to Whittier, which is just below Anchorage. From there we are going into the Kenai peninsula for awhile. We also had a great hike along the bay, visited the "OLD TOWN" of Valdez which was TOTALLY destroyed in the 1964 by the 9.2 earthquake. The current Valdez is located 4 miles west and is settled on soil that is not going to turn into a watery mess under a quake like they went through then.
We saw so much Halibut today we had to have it for our dinner.