BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn
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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 …
... on how the gold rushers were bamboozled into believing that the route to the Copper River gold field was the easiest and most direct. Great exhibits of the area pioneer aviators, of life in the early days of Valdez, the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake that devastated a large area of this part of Alaska, and of course, the grounding and consequent oil spill of the Exxon Valdez in 1989.
The afternoon was spent doing laundry and a general clean up of the rig ...
... eagles, ducks, salmon, otters and seals. There were no bears, which was a shame.
We found some otters to watch and followed them as they swam along the waters edge. too far away too get any photos other than dots. Every time you had them lined up they would dive and disappear for ages.Then we went chasing a few more and after watching them for a while we realized that they were seals.They were harbour seals which are a mottled grey and black. I learnt that at ...
... 600-900 inches of snow!
The trees, grasses and lichen are changing already to the snow isn't too far off.
Being from Duluth, waterfalls aren't generally anything hugely notable but Bridal Veil Falls in Keystone Canyon is! I could have watched it for hours and the glacial river at its base was so pretty with the road cut out too.
All the way into Valdez after Thompson Pass is litterly all downhill!
... The 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 ...