A Journal, with Pictures

Alaska Trip Ancorage, Seward, and Talkeetna

by on Jul.26, 2010, under Flying

July 2,3 and 4

We get up Friday and guess what, it’s raining in Alaska. We make reservations on boats, Bill a fishing boat and I on a tour boat. I drop Bill off for his early charter, and then after breakfast do some sight seeing in Seward. I visit the Alaska Sea Life Center, then tour town, which has a lot going on, go by the airport to reconfirm that driving in was a great idea. I then board my tour boat and enjoy the afternoon viewing glaciers, and wild life in Resurrection Bay. Seward is located a the end of a fjord, with a large harbor for fishing, tour boats as well as cruise ship docking.

Bill caught his limit of halibut. I saw ice bergs being made, artic puffin’s and a lot of other wild life. Halibut dinner and tomorrow we will drive to Talkeetna and hopefully see Denali.

On Saturday we drive to Talkeetna. We decide not to fly because of weather and we will need the car anyway. We check into Talkeetna Lodge, the nicest place we have stayed so far. We then visit the town of Talkeetna, which is quaint and basically tourist shops.

The next morning, we get up very early and drive to Denali Park entrance. Unfortunately, it is cloudy and raining so our sight seeing is limited. Denali Park is the size of New Hampshire and has limited roads. Bill catches a bus tour and I do some driving and take in the many displays, exhibits as well as ranger presentations and a great movie. I have lunch when the sun finally comes out in Alaska at a viewing site and right behind those clouds is Denali, I’m told. Bill gets a picture of some bears and moose then we drive back to Talkeetna.

The next morning, we do get a suprise as we are getting ready to leave. The clouds part, and we get to see Denali, which two thirds of the people who visit the park never do.

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