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... We drove for maybe 3 hours and got to Talkeetna. Nowhere to park in town so we went a couple of miles outside town to a lovely lookout spot & set up for the night. Jess got the generator going to get water heating for showers & we made a bit of dinner. We had been told to wait 30 minutes for the water to be warm for showers so after about 30 I decided to jump in the shower! Well the water was warm just long enough for me to get part of me wet then it disappeared! So ...
... gorge. Steve and the boys loved it. I tried, but could not bring myself to get in it - small and high equals me having a panic attack. Because I wouldn't go across the gorge, we had to turn around and hike back the long way we came.
We got back to Alyeska just as the rain started. We took the tram up to the top of Alyeska and had lunch at the Bore Tide Deli. The views from the top are breathtaking. Off to one side ...
... as the Anchorage website had them marked by mile posts.At Mile 111 we stopped to see a small waterfall at McHugh Creek. There are also parking areas for hikers where you need to pay but you get 30 mins grace.
The further along Turnagain Arm the more beautiful it became as we travelled up the u-shaped valley towards the snow capped mountains in the distance. We stopped at Beluga Point hoping to see Beluga Whales. No luck. We didn't have any luck with Dall Sheep ...
... fortunate for me – there may have been some concern that you would be contacting the SPCA about my situation – as you can see from my before-and-after photos on June 28th, I got a day at the local beauty parlor. Also we are at the Golden Nugget RV Park for a few days and guess what is right across the street. That’s right – Costco! Endless rotisserie chicken. ...
... be peeled at the edge of the glacier waiting for it.
Margerie Glacier is the most spectacular glacier within the region. Whilst not that wide at only mile the colours and the calving is incredible. The blue ice indicates the recent breakaway.
Early the next morning I was enjoying a nice sleep in knowing that it would be my last for a while when Kev heard over the PA that there were 4 whales on the starboard side. I couldn't get out of bed quick enough ...... ...