Inn At Whittier
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MILES DRIVEN 150 CITY Whittier TEMPERTURE 51L/77H
Today we moved up and off of the Kenai Peninsular to the Portage Glacier. We camped at Williwaw just before you go through the Whittier Tunnel. The tunnel is just one lane with train tracks down the middle of the tunnel. Traffic south is on the half hour and traffic north is on the hour. Trains go thru ...
... to a pass to get a magnificent view of the Portage Glacier.
Along the way we saw a family of Dall sheep and had fun photographing them as the scampered on the steep and rugged cliffs of Church National Park. We also picked up 2 German hitchhikers a few miles before the tunnel. They had been bicycling all around Alaska, but they were not allowed to bike through the tunnel. So we gave them a ride.
... sledding competition held every year from Anchorage to Nome, on the North West coast. The winter conditions are extreme but the competition still attracts more than 100 teams for the 15 day event. Some people really are nuts. - Wassilo slow drive to view the Walmart. It has the distinction of selling the most blue tarps of any Walmart. Alaskans apparently use blue tarps to cover everything from the winter wood pile to ...
... a tide that comes in as a wave of water rather than a general and gradual rise of the water level. There are only a few places in the world where this occurs, most are on rivers and are not as dramatic as the wave going 50 miles through the Turnagain Arm. Anyway, the old guy, who claims to have an engineering degree, apparently could not do the simple math to correctly calculate the time ...
... There were both ‘hanging’ glaciers and ‘tidewater’ glaciers and it was a beautiful clear evening. Very hard to capture the magnificence of the place on film, but we tried. Once again we cruised right up close in amongst the icebergs and the captain pivoted the ship so both sides got excellent views. Our Naturalist gave a running commentary for an hour while we were there. ...