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Travel Blogs from Valdez
... So cute, awwww!
Got into town too late to join a boat trip to the Columbia Ice fields though unfortunately. You're meant to be able to get really close to the tidewater glaciers here but they all left about an hour ago. Not sure how you're meant to be able to make it here in time from Chitina with the itinerary scheduling. A real pity as it would be amazing to sail close to the glaciers and icebergs. Jeff especially was very disappointed.
... in Fairbanks, had text me as she & her husband (Sheila's brother) wanted to meet me & said I could stay with them for a couple of days but I hadn't replied, this was because I hadn't had mobile service since I left Anchorage 10 days ago. I rang Sheila & she said she had told Grace & Walt that I was coming to Fairbanks hence their invite. I was shocked that they offered for me to stay with them as I had never met them, they had met Tanya though & liked her ...
Well I had to go back and see where we were at the last post. It was Hope, seems like a long time ago. We left Hope after getting our fill of pinks. And canning all of them. From there we went to Soldotna. Stayed at Centennial Park. Our site was right on the path so not far to fish. The day before we got there, 217000 silvers went up the Kenai River so fishing was good .We were getting up at 3:30 am to get a good place in line for combat fishing on the river. ...
... the fields on the North Slope of Alaska, where oil was discovered in 1968, to an ice-free deep-water port in Valdez. Construction of the pipeline began in 1973 & finished in 1977 with 20,000 people employed at one point. The pipeline went from the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay to the Marine Terminal, some 800 miles. The first oil flowed into the pipeline on June 20, 1977 & the first tanker load departed from Valdez on August 1, 1977. The terminal sits on ...
... fields. Valdez soon became the supply center of its own gold mining region, and incorporated as a City in 1901. Tsunamis generated by the 1964 earthquake destroyed the original City, killing several residents. The community was rebuilt in a more sheltered location nearby. During the 1970's, construction of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline terminal and other cargo transportation facilities brought rapid growth to Valdez.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking