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Couldn't help it. Had to show you what we were trying to escape. from my journal, "Fishing at the Kenai River is called, ‘Combat fishing,’ but it seems like a huge, ongoing party. Since it never gets really dark, people fish around the clock. “You can hardly blame them,” Larry said. “After a winter of such short daylight hours, I think they go a little “cabin fever” crazy. I wonder when they sleep.”

Later Pat wondered the same thing when she noted two small boys, 5-7 years old, running around at midnight, and then observed those same two boys playing soccer at 3:30 am.

It was so crowded, we decided to go to bed early and catch the first ferry across in the morning. “Maybe we can establish a little beach-head if we get an early start,” Larry suggested.

However, when Larry took a walk at midnight and saw that 60 fishermen had decided to spend the night fishing, on the other side of the river, after the ferry stopped running, he began to feel that he hadn’t chosen the best course of action. At 5am when he counted 40 anglers waiting in the driving rain to cross the river at 6 am, he said, “I don’t like to think of myself as a wimp, but I can’t see standing in a glacial river to fish in the rain.”

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