Lake Hood Inn
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... for photos, as a car only comes by every half hour, but it is still possible to be caught out. The lakes read well, but there is little access without a boat or canoe, so we carry on, getting back into high, open country with sweeping views, lots of wild flowers, and snow on the ground beside the road. Some of the lakes are still frozen. In the distance to the left we can see snow covered mountains and a big river which starts as a glacier. Quite spectacular scenery.
... we packed up, stopped for a quick bite at McDonald's and checked in at the Alaska Railroad.
Kim and I took this train from Anchorage last year and just like people always say in hiking, once in awhile turn around. The trail always looks different from the other direction. So we hoped for the same thing when we took the train the opposite direction. We got settled with plenty of room in Car A. ...
... summer was bleeding away and that the delights of Anchorage city were also accessible in colder times – while sea kayaking, halibut fishing and midnight rambling under a hot Alaskan sun were not - we grabbed a rent-a-wreck and ran away to Homer for an extended weekend. My new work colleagues were out enjoying summer and office was empty so a few days in the sun exploring key Alaskan resource management issues seemed like a sound investment.
... a drive out of town, to Potter Marsh. This is an area with boardwalks that are used to view wildlife. We still had a bit of time before we needed to head to the airport, so we just spent some time enjoying the weather. We were told there was a bald eagle nearby, so we went to check that out. It turns out the eagle was in a distant tree. We could see it, but needed the help of a spotting scope that was mounted on the boardwalk.
... to bloom; however, they there were gorgeous! I found a new favorite flower - the bleeding heart. We only found one plant out of the entire garden, but we were lucky enough to spot one that was bloomed.
There were mosquitoes everywhere. Although I had sprayed myself with repellent, they were still attacking parts of my body that did not have a repellent (my ...
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