A Crescent Harbor Hideaway
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... cruise. Their guide told them it the most beautiful trail in southeastern Alaska. I don’t know about that, but it is very beautiful. Trail winds through a stand of old growth forest—never been harvested. It’s also a rain forest, and everything was wet. Very attractive.
A word of warning: the state park website calls this trail "easy" and “flat.” Whoever wrote that is delusional. There are hundreds of ...
... was great.
It's rain forest--wet and lush, everything a well-watered lime-y green (as opposed to the forest green of conifers). There were some really disgusting big black slugs with spines on them (got a close-up), and the threat of bears, but we saw none.
This was an official ship shore excursion, one of many offered today, and the guide was pretty good, although Jerry thought the guy was under-schooled in botany. I point out that not everyone is ...
... hall, painted it (I think),
put in second hand tables and chairs, no help to hire (can’t find her son),
etc. I liked the spirit just not sure about the longevity. If ever in
Petersburg look up the Fishermen’s Net.
Got on ferry for 1:15
departure disembarked at 2:30 am Tuesday .
Ann's B&B breaky of fruit, juice, tea, eggs benedict & chips was a great start to the day, with small volume of scraps shredded & composted to avoid any problems with bears raiding the garbage cans. Bear rugs and wall-hangings dominated a bit, in spite of Ann running her own commercial fishing boat in the past, but her whole home was a cosy museum, including being an art gallery of paintings and old photographs. Typical home I’m guessing of ...
We headed north out of Anchorage (in the bloody evening peak hour .... bugger!) and picked up the Old Glenn Highway and found a spot to camp on the edge of the Knik River - a shallow braided stream fed by glaciers.
Further east along the Glenn Highway we paralleled the Matanuska River and came to the large glacier of the same name that feeds it. This is just one of the glaciers grinding its way down the mountains from the large Chugach Mountains ice sheet that ...
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