Part 3 of Our Alaskan Travels
Since returning from our trip to Alaska late last summer, I have been working in spells on the over 5,000 images that I brought back from that amazing adventure. Given all the distractions of our
A Short Digression on the Number of Images
5,000 sounds like a lot of pictures, but in truth the great mass of my images comes from my habit of capturing different angles and
Back to Alaska
Since I have been spending the last few days wandering through the Alaska images, I thought that this would be a good time to put together the third installment of my Alaska Blogs. The first two covered the immense Denali National Park and our jet boat trip up the wild Susitna River to the rapids of Devils Gorge. This week I will share the next chapter of our adventure traveling south to Seward on the Kenai Peninsula and the Kenai Fjords. It will mostly be an album of my favorite images. The pictures are what tell the story.
After our trip on the Susitna River we headed south from Talkeetna back through Anchorage on a lovely late afternoon and evening drive to Seward. Along the way we stopped just long enough in Wasilla to confirm that, in fact, you CAN'T see Russia from Sarah's home town. On the way south, we were rewarded with occasional glimpses of the sun , but by the time we arrived in Seward we were back in the overcast and rain.
The Kenai Fjords
|Restless Coast, Kenai Fjords|
|Kenai Fjords Cruise|
On our second day on the Kenai Peninsula we took a day-long cruise around the Kenai Fjords. The views of the pristine rugged coast were spectacular and for this one day we actually enjoyed beautiful sunny weather. We cruised from Resurrection Bay
along the coast and up the Northwestern
Fjord to its terminus at Northwestern Glacier. This tidewater Glacier is named after Northwestern University which had sent an early party
|Glacial Cocktail Ice|
|Lone Sentinel, Stellar Sea Lions|
|Horned Puffin, Kenai Fjords|
On the way back we were able to get close to a number of Humpback Whales including a mother and her calf playfully cruising the shore and periodically entertaining us with flamboyant breaching.
All-in-all it was an amazing day with bright sunlight, flat seas and wonderful wildlife. On our return to Seward, we threw our gear
|Denali From Anchorage, It Counts !|
|Dinner with Laura & Friends, Anchorage|
The next morning we flew off to Juno to start our cruise among Alaska's southeastern islands aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird, but that will be the subject of the next one or two blogs.
Alaskan Blogs (More to Come)