Thursday, July 9, 2015

Our View In Alaska Thursday Through Saturday #3

Odie made it to Montana yesterday with no problems at all. The Metzger family met her at the airport in Missoula and she is in good hands until we arrive late tomorrow night.

Are you tired of pictures yet? I hope not because we have a whole lot more to come. I wish today's pictures could tell the whole story.

Thursday - Hubbard Glacier

This set of pictures finishes our adventure trip getting to Alaska and includes the first two days driving around and touring. Thursday we sailed right up to and viewed the Hubbard Glacier. It was an incredible day. Absolutely Awesome!

First we sailed up through the narrow point and stood in awe in the freezing cold on July 2nd as the huge glacier came into view.

There it is! Hubbard Glacier is 76 miles long, 7 miles wide and is still advancing about 80 feet per year. It is breathtaking.

It is 350 feet above the water.

Huge pieces routinely break off and fall into the deep water. It sounds like very loud rolling thunder when it happens. The calving, as it is called, is completely natural and is not due to global warming.

Friday in Seward and Anchorage and points north.

Friday we arrived in Seward, took a bus to Anchorage, rented a van and then set off exploring for the evening north of Anchorage.

Saturday we drove all the way to Homer, Alaska and back to Anchorage. It was beautiful! We saw salmon, trout, moose and breathtaking scenery. Incredible!

On the way back we stopped to fill up with gas and to take a quick break about 35 miles south of Anchorage. A few miles up the road we came across this small plane that had just made and emergency landing on the road. 

It was another tremendous day in Alaska. The next two were even better and I will have those pictures later. 


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