BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn
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Travel Blogs from Valdez
Had to wake up a bit earlier this morning because we had a two hour drive to make to Whittier in order to catch the ferry to Valdez, pronounced "Valdeez". Had to allow enough time to drive through the one lane tunnel that is shared with trains and traffic traveling in the opposite direction. We weren't sure if our ferry reservation had gone through …
... without a bite! Radio traffic says everyone is in the same boat (so to speak). We land our first fish about 9AM, a King Salmon to our surprise. It is a small one, I have no stamp for King Salmon but Chris has so we keep it. Chris says he will put it on his license. It is small for a King but a fish is a fish. Four hours later I have two Silvers in the cooler. Not what I had hoped for. Chris tries to find a hot spot ...
... to cross the highway and show us his quills:)
Valdez was a picturesque harbor town, tucked into the towering Chugach range. We went on a cruise to the Columbia glacier and saw loads of marine wildlife, as you can tell from the pictures below. It was a cool, cloudy day, but at least the lilacs were blooming!
... anyway I was back on the main road and as luck would have it Kaff came cruising out in Rocky the RV so I cadged a ride.
We drove out to where the refinery is, they have a Salmon Hatchery on the way which bears frequent, we watched the Seals and otters at the creek. They are fun to watch. There were Eagles aplenty. They are a really angry looking Bird... We are going to go back out there after dinner to ...
... our RV rental listed it as prohibited. But at the town of Kennicott within the park, there is a mining ghost town you can hike to as well as many other hikes to glaciers. We will return to Alaska and go there someday. We stopped many times along the highway to take pictures. At every turn of the road there were new awesome views. We stopped at the Worthington Glacier for the alpine hike. The glacier is 113.45 ...