July 20, 2007
I enjoyed my extra day exploring the town of Cordova. I stayed next to the marina, filled primarily with fishing boats. As I walked up to the main street, I passed people busily working in the fish packing plants. The Cordova River salmon were just beginning to run, and fisherman would be arriving in town for the next month. I did my laundry and visited the small shops in town. Everyone was very welcoming, and interested in my reasons for being in the area. Cordova is only accessible by ferry and plane, so one has to carefully plan a trip to the area. However, it is a thriving community, a mixture of a small town and a rural community.
This was brought home as I sat in the plane later that afternoon. As I looked out the window I could see a black bear wandering through the parking lot. It was a fitting end to a wonderful experience!