Black Angus Inn
Travel Blogs from Anchorage
... lose the direction, and can only find a Mercantile area. It turns out to be the same thing, so we wait in line while a big group is served, then present our paperwork, which is found suitable, and we are given a permit for a "B" site, anywhere in the Riley Creek campground, starting a hundred metres away. Camping is A$24 per night, National Park entry fee is A$11 each and our day trip tomorrow on the Wonder Lake Shuttle Bus is A$51 each). Dianne wants to check out ...
... on the lake.
Next we hit Portage again. This time in calm weather with
plenty of sunshine! No ice in the lake though.
Then up Turn Again Arm and we stopped at Potter Marsh just
outside Anchorage. This is a spot where quite a few birds and waterfowl come to
spend a lazy summer of raising their kids and teaching them to fly!!
We got checked in at an RV Park close to downtown and spent
the afternoon just ...
... After leaving the airport, the town ahead really did not charm at all. It is totally devoid of any character whatsoever. It makes Canberra look like New York City. It also resembles one of those post apocalyptic movies where a virus wipes out most of the population, and the only people left are tattooed women and men with goatees.
After finding our hotel which is located right behind the Alaska Railroad building, Ted and I decided to walk ...
... it's surrounded by mountains most of the way. It was a beautiful day to make the drive.
Tomorrow, we take the train and boat out to Kenai Fjiord National Park--everyone we've talked to has raved. We're promised lots of whales and puffins. Early start though--shuttle leaves at 5:45 to take us to the train station. For now, off to dinner.
Update: turns out the train that leaves Denali National Park at 12:40 does not get in ...
... 1368M DESCENT An 8km downhill section on jeep track starts the day and from then the trails in gently (in a Himalayan style) undulating until it reaches the sealed road to Besi Sahar. A rare opportunity to use the big ring then rears its head with a 30km section of sealed road but this will be hot and again "undulating"! 09 March - Day 06 - BESI SAHAR TO TAAL - RIDEABLE 70%25, ALT: 760M - 1700M, DISTANCE: 40KM (24m), 1635M ASCENT - Porters ...