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Travel Blogs from Anchorage
... the spit, a four mile gravel bank jutting out into beautiful Kachemak Bay, there are boats that haven't sailed for decades, huddled in an untidy, colourful picaresque mass: one has been home for many years to a family with five children.Boats in the harbor unaware of Gregwynk Glacier sneaking up on them
... by Dianne back in 1997. It was seriously crowded, and full of action, and we promised the doorman we would be back later. We took a photo of the blank wall of a long three storey building with a somewhat stylised whale and dolphin mural.
We found our way past the massive station building to Ship Creek to look for salmon. There was a good run in the creek, a foot of clear shallow water over a gravel bed, ideal salmon habitat, and there were a lot of fishermen ...
... was pretty yum, too.
The day to jump ship finally came and we took a bus from Whittier to Anchorage, with a stop at the Wildlife Conservation Center. We had a bit too much time in Anchorage. We probably would've been fine with a day there but instead we were there for 2 & 1/2 days. Since the sun didn't set until near midnight, there was plenty of time to see the city. With all that daylight and it being late in the season, we weren't able to see ...
... morning the local news reported on a bar fight. No murders, no scary gangs; no, just a bar fight, so our neighborhood really doesn't bother me. We have bike/ski paths beginning just a block away, the Charley dog has a bunch of parks all around our area, and we can walk to downtown, so its all good:) Also, we have a guest bedroom, so seriously when are you guys coming to Alaska, cuz we meant it when we said please visit.
Ok, so ...
... when the view of Mother nature from the Tony Knowles coastal trail from this area is so mich more impressive! Spent some time gaping at in let's body of water & distant Mount Susitna. I've added some aerial photos of the area from my 1st landing into Anchorage revealing the hard, steel-grey beauty of Cook's Inlet.
Wound our way back to the hotel. Had dinner, watched TV, and went to bed.