Head Hunters Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... eating high on the hog!
Wednesday, August 2, 2015
The visuals from Glennallen to Valdez did not disappoint. Great scenery nearly the entire trip. The traveling day was exceptional, sun shining and highlighting the mountain peaks and glaciers. The highway took us very close to the Worthington Glacier. We took some pictures through the window. If we stopped every time we saw something worthy of pictures we ...
... And I went to a auto parts store and picked up two more fuses just like it.
We decided to stay an extra day, not wanting to travel this late in the morning and not knowing where we were going to spend the night. Besides, Jim and Connie's hot water heater is on the fritz and needs to be repaired before we head towards Valdez. A lot of research and testing, the purchase of two new parts and we got 'er working like new.
This morning we broke ...
... and the rain … Valdez sees something like 60" of rain a year… of course in the mountains this is snow upon the glaciers… the mountains directly around Valdez show signs of avalanches that have torn off the forests and left nothing but bear rock/gravel or grass with brush…
Of course from the top of the pass we’ve passed pumping station #12… the last one on the pipe line and the pipe runs in the valley alongside the road as it twists ...
... one of them who gave us some nice photo ops. Using the white saddle on its back and the photographs of several photographers it was identified as Nellie Juan who was either born or named in 1954. This makes her a rather old orca.
Later after leaving the glacier, we found some Steller sea lions and had a brief glimpse of two humpback whales that showed us their flukes and then disappeared.
... We went through several miles of floating ice as we went up the channel to the face of the Glacier.
Some of the icebergs were bigger than the boat - and we were only seeing the 10 percent of an iceberg that is above water.