Sunday, August 24, 2014

Anchorage

After a day at sea, we reached our next port - Anchorage.   I have to write about the evening at sea.  Curtis and I were out on deck after dinner and there were hundreds of puffins on the water around the boat.  When they move it is almost like they were running on the water.  It is hard to distinguish them without binoculars or a big lens on your camera.  Curtis has the photos of these!!!
In Anchorage I had arranged for us to rent a car for the day.  We took the shuttle to downtown.  It was fairly quiet being a Sunday morning.  We walked to the car rental.  It took a while to get our car and then we were off.  We headed south on the main road out of Anchorage.  It goes to Whittier and Seward.  We didn't go that far.  We just headed around the inlet to Hope. The day started out fairly overcast.  And stayed pretty cloudy with periods of sun.  And it was fairly warm here, which was nice.
 A couple of cool wall murals

Our first stop was here to see if there might be a cool bird or two.

 Didn't really see anything.  But the Alaska train went by.  And I remember going through this area 5 years ago when we rode the train to Denali. 

 A little fall in the air. 




 This is where we stopped for lunch in Hope.  I had yummy halibut and chips.  They had great home made pies here and I took a piece of blueberry/peach with me. 
 Here was the price of gas for anyone interested when we stopped to fill up. 

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Such an amazing place!! All of your pictures are gorgeous!! I would love to see a Puffin!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
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S said...

What a treat on Monday afternoon to take a trip to Alaska through two weeks of your picture posts. Those whale snaps are just fascinating to me.

Nat said...

those Mountains are amazing wow!!!! love all the scenic views :)