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 …
... Copper River runs through here for the famous salmon we wait for during its season. Copper was also mined here from 1911-1938. The mining was funded by JP Morgan and Daniel Guggenheim with a return on their investment of one hundred million! Valdez is located on the NE section of Prince William Sound surrounded by the Chugach Mountains. This is another city destroyed by the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami. This earthquake registered 9.2 and ...
... are so full of air they can't drown
-Bears get out of the way of wolverines
-Natives carried fire coals in something called punk that is a growth on a birch tree
-During the 1964 earthquake the dock area dropped 25 feet and the town 9 feet
-The earthquake was the second largest ever recorded on earth ever!
... pained coz of the freezing water, Tanya was taking a movie & asking how cold my feet were? I told her I don't know how she got in the water to swim in it, my feet were in immense pain with just a very short paddle. She then told me to come over to where she was as it was warmer & said that it's always warmer where the icebergs are!! (so why don't they melt then?!!). Anyway I went in where she was & of course, it was just as cold, Tanya was in fits of laughter ...
... to see - it runs 800 miles through Alaska. We stopped at one point where you can walk right up to it. Here, for the first time, we encountered Alaska's hummingbird sized mosquitos. We did not stay very long. Alaska also has lots of black spruce (or Dr. Seuss tress as we call them). These trees are very skinny and whole forests of them are so unique looking. Just as we reached the junction of the Glennallen Highway and were ...