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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