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... efficiency was to be the order of the day. And then our phones dinged and a message from Alaska Airlines said our plane would be two hours late. Apparently the same strong westerly winds bedeviling our snorkeling efforts had thwarted their plans to go non-stop from Seattle to Lihue and the plane had to stop in Oakland for gas before heading out over the ocean.
A little rearranging and we got to all our ...
... first a short stop at Tatilik, a gravel strip beside a small indigenous community of tidy wooden houses. As we taxi off the runway along comes an old pickup driven by Gus. There being no restaurant and the only commercial enterprise being a store that opens at 7p.m., Gus took us on the grand tour explaining about the Indian council and corporation, the school almost closing for lack of students, ...
... our break at the Toklat Rest Area at 9.57, caribou down on more river flats, and up on a hillside, with some spectacular antlers on two of them at 10.41.
At 10.52, we have a close up bear sighting, with a bear resting on a ledge only 50 metres above the road. Take a lot of photos and leave at 10.57 with the bear lying down asleep.
At 11.02 we should be able to see Mt McKinley (Denali), but it is all clouded in, so the bus driver gives us a photo to hold ...
... the Glenn Hwy on into Anchorage on a four to six lane road and over the Matanuska, Knik, and Eagle Rivers. We finally found the Comfort Inn at Ship Creek which would take dogs and was not full for the two nights we wanted. Ship Creek is the urban fishing hole for folks from Anchorage and at dinner that night at Bridge Seafood, both sides of the creek were filled with fisherman because the king salmon were just starting to come ...
... in aeroplane seats from First Class, probably the only time in our lives we'll do that!
We drove out to Earthquake Park on Knick Arm and enjoyed the view over the water, but more so the information boards about the earthquake of 1964. Still in viewing mode and because the sun was now out, we continued on towards Airport Park: the name should have given us a clue: I almost jumped out of my ...