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... sunny day which I understand is not the norm for Whittier. The highlight for me in Whittier was kayaking to Portage Glacier on Portage Lake. Fab! And I'll say this again...objects are LARGER than they appear in photos! It is so hard to describe how big things are - photos don't show it unless there is someone or something next to it in the picture to show the size comparison.
We camped not far south of Whittier in a scenic pullout along the Seward ...
... told us about everything we passed and the scenery is spectacular. the sky goes on forever= well i know it goes on just as far in north carolina and everyplace else i ahve ever been but here it looks like it does in a way i can't begin to describe. the shapes of the clouds are amazing and there are mountains everywhere - different ranges, different colors, some snow covered, some jagged, some rounded (glaciers make rounded mountains).
... this calm. HE was TAKING PICTURES!
What did we see: whales-not breaching or tails, but they were there. Dall porpoise- theses guys move so fast and like playing in the ships wake. Seal-I didn't see it. Sea Otter, Sea lions and a bunch of different birds PUFFINS! We also saw an out of the ordinary... SWIMMING bear!! Oh yea we saw glaciers too! This really is a fabulous tour and I highly recommend it. Mother Nature really was smiling on us.
Had a good day today. Started out looking at a few sites around Anchorage, including an area that is now a park, but used to be a subdivision before it was destroyed by the 1964 earthquake - ground broke up, liquefied, and slid partially into the Cook Inlet. Because it is now boggy wetland, we were nearly carried away by mosquitoes. We hit Wally World for some stuff for lunches over the next two weeks, then headed toward Seward. Made a stop at ...
... yet we still don't have "Here comes Honey Boo Boo"?
Today we were blessed with some of Alaska's best, as we had a whole day of beautiful weather. Even the locals stated they hadn't seen the sun since mid August, so we considered ourselves very fortunate to enjoy the USA's biggest state before flying to Honolulu late tonight.
Since we were in no rush to get anywhere today, we slowly packed up the car, paid our account, and headed towards ...