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... in 10 minutes. Make sure you give yourself an hour or you might miss your plane ride out. We got to the airport with about 45 minutes to spare. Who cares id stay another day anyway. We said our goodbyes and until the next greatest adventure.
Scott, Christopher & Josh,
... be from 2-12C today, then walk into town. Get the 11am, US$20 each express shuttle out to the 12 mile long Mendenhall Glacier, seeing an eagle on the way, but no other wildlife. The driver gives a running commentary all the way, drops us off at a tent which he says we can use to shelter in while waiting for the return trip.
On the way to the visitor centre we take a small boardwalk trail along a stream, taking note of the bear warning notices, and take photos of ...
... safely separated. When we finish socializing with them, we're all wet and doggy, but we loved it. Driving south through the rain toward Girdwood where hopefully we'll find a place to overnight. If we had to have a rainy day, this was a good one for it. The beautiful scenery restarts tomorrow when we get on the Seward Highway heading south on the Kenai Peninsula. In Alaska you can go ...
Excited to see some glaciers today and going to small port village of Whittier with only 182 permanent residents and the rest transient and related to the cruises & tourists coming in & out of the place. Got delightfully lost and took AK Hwy 1 to Seward into Kenai Peninsula with smaller, greener mountains & quite a bit warmer. Finally, figured we had missed a turn when all mountain tops were visible without snow or glaciers!
So back on the ...
We were at the Ferry Dock at 6 AM, one bike on standby. We saved us a 300 mile ride on the bike to arrive in rainy Whittier. Long lunch getting off the boat waiting for the rain to stop, no joy. We add another 25 min in the local Espresso Store in town to go through "The Tunnel" - the only way in and out of town. A 2.5 Mile straight train track tunnel with sheets of metal in the middle. Tricky to ride in the dry, ...
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