BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn
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You can never predict what's going to happen when you wake up in the morning, can you? Some days you think are going to be special end up quite ho-hum, and other days that you have no particular expectations of blow your socks off, and today was one of the latter.
We woke up in the mosquito capital of the world, with only a short run down …
... road at one time. I actually took the pictures from a now closed lodge. The Tsaina Lodge faced the glacier and provided helicopter rides for sightseeing and skiing.
Next, Thompson Pass was awe inspiring beyond description!!!! Of course trying to capture it in a picture wasn't possible with my equipment. We were fortunate again to have a nice day. Days without rain or low cloud cover are rare. In winter, this ...
... Park Visitor Center and wonderful views of the Wrangell Mountains. Drove on to Valdez stopping only at a scenic overlook of the Trail of 98. Camped at Bayside and Drank and ate at Off the Hook, the Fat Mermaid and a smokey bar, The Pipeline . Salmon pizza for ...
... or capture in picture the sheer magnificence of the landscapes around us.
Another interesting aspect of life here in Alaska is the number of abandoned "homesteads" that we have seen. It’s difficult to tell the age of the structures since the winters here are so harsh. Undoubtedly, many of these date back to the 1800’s!
Now for the suspense on where we ended ...
... one warm up on an iceberg"??) before getting back in the water to swim to the shore again. There were beautiful mirror images of the surrounding mountains in the lake, it really was stunning. Tanya said I just had to go for a paddle, I agreed as I wanted to although at the same time I dreaded the cold water. Tanya told me not to touch the water whilst I was taking my shoes & socks off as she wanted my full reaction when I walked into the lake. The water was soooo cold, ...