Live from Kodiak!

In Adventure, Alaska Travelgram by scott

   We’re here in Kodiak with our friends from Alaska HDTV— checking out the flora and fauna on Alaska’s Emerald Isle. Watch for upcoming videos on the website. Here are some wildflowers we saw on a mini-hike: the folks at are a big help when it comes to making your reservations for fishing, bear viewing, flightseeing, accommodations–and more. 

Our first stop is the waterfront b-and-b operated by our friends at Galley Gourmet. Marty and Marion Owen have three bedrooms as part of their “Cliff House”  b-and-b. The deck overlooks a scenic stretch of ocean with islands in the background. Fishing vessels and pleasure craft dart back and forth on this sunny day. The m/v Tustumena is pictured here, sailing in from Homer. We’ve made plans to sail on the Owen’s boat, the Sea Breeze. Marty and Marion offer daily gourmet dinner cruises in the summer. Think wild Alaska seafood and organic vegetables–from Marion’s own garden! It’s a great cruise. Don’t miss it. Also on the agenda is a bear-viewing trip with Bob Stanford over at Island Airways. We’re anxious to see the southern part of the Kodiak, where lots of bears are chomping on lots of salmon. We’ll give you a full report!  The beer ’round here? That would be the Kodiak Island Brewery. Brewmaster Ben Millstein offers craft beers of all styles and flavors. Stop in for a free taste!.  On the food front, we’ve enjoyed two local eateries.

The first is Joel and Martine Chenet’s Mill Bay Coffee Company. We stopped in for lunch, which quickly devolved into a sampling of the many French pastries available. Luckily, they roast delicious coffee to balance out the delicious tortes, brownies and cookies! The second is the Old Powerhouse restaurant near downtown. While they serve many types of food, the sushi and sashimi dishes are incredible. I asked “Thomas-san”, the owner, if there was a special. I could not understand his answer, but saw the “Chef’s Special–Highly recommended” dish on the menu. Wonderful! 

Make plans now to fly Era Aviation to Kodiak. No TSA hassles. Great web specials. Frequent departures on nice planes like the “Dash 8”, pictured here on the tarmac: Nice folks. Nice Check ’em out. Tell ’em Scott sent you. And don’t forget to make your plans for that dinner cruise!     

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