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Travel Blogs from Girdwood
This AM we set off for Anchorage and a visit to the Alaskan Native Heritage Center. What a fascinating and educational experience! With a film exhibiting the native life in Lime City, a remote location in which the tribe under the tutelage of the matriarch is carrying on its cultural subsistence living. Afterward we toured outdoors around Lake Tiulana. The path led us around the dwellings of the various indigenous tribes from ...
... also saw iceburgs! It was so neat to see them floating by us - and they are big (how the Titanic missed that one, I'll never understand.)
At the end of the trip -the sun came out briefly and we saw a faint rainbow. We landed in Valdez - a beautiful little town nestled in the mountains (It's nickname is little Switzerland) about 8:00pm and headed to our RV park, where we settled in and did ...
Its 5am and i can barely open my eyes. An uninterrupted, snoreless sleep cut short by our alarm. We were up early this morning so we could head off towards Whittier, the port where we would catch our Coral Princess cruise down the inside passage. We needed to be at Whittier by 10am to drop the car off and boarding of the ship was to start from 12.30. It was a 1.5hr to 2hr trip to the tunnel which popped us straight into the heart of Whittier....which isnt hard ...
... below where the end of the inlet was visible under cloudy skies. We had drinks and a wonderful dinner, sampling fresh halibut and King crab from the waters nearby, while sitting at the bar with an amazing view of the upper peaks.
Our room was wonderful, the plush bed seemingly larger than our room in Talkeetna. Our decision to stay the night in Girdwood turned out to be a great change to our planned itinerary.
... in a little port is quite a logistics exercise.
Bus took us to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre so we could be sure and see brown bears and black bears and moose and caribou and wood bison. Also Bald eagle up close as he only has one wing so cannot be released and owls. Then on to Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge - home for next two nights.
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking