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Valdez, Alaska - Page 1
May 16-30 , 2003


On the Way (Canada)

Alaska at Last!

Tok to Valdez

  Mineral Creek
  Lu-Lu Belle Cruise

Russian River

  Misc. Pics

Whittier Road

Portage Glacier

Backyard Bear!

  Kenai Cruise

  Flightsee Denali

Denali Nat'l Park

Kluane Lake

Cassiar Hwy. Bear
  Highway Scenes

  Waterfall Road

Jasper Nat'l Park
  Maligne Lake

Icefields Parkway
  Athabasca Falls
  Athabasca Glacier
  Overnight at Glacier
  Lake Louis Road
  Lake Louise

Banff, Alberta

Johnston Canyon

Misc. Pics

Fireweed Pics

Skagway (side trip)
  White Pass RR
  Return Trip

Alaska Journaling

My Article About
This Alaska Trip

Valdez was my first major destination because I'd heard it was a small scenic haven with an RV park right on the water. I knew by the time I finally made it to Alaska, I would be ready to just stop for a week or two and rest in the slow pace of a small town. One of the advantages of getting here early in the season is that the parks are pretty vacant and I got an incredible deal here at Sea Otter RV Park. It's the only park right on the water with the added perk of incredible snowy mountain views on all sides. Kathy let me park sideways so I had the best view in town from all windows.

This is the back of my chair showing where I'd sit with my coffee in the mornings and read in the afternoons when I could tear my eyes away from the sparkling water and the enchanting mountains. Binoculars are a real treat to have here - besides the closeup of wildlife, the patterns in the snow-covered mountains are fascinating and an endless game of "that looks like…."
I could have taken a hundred pictures a day just showing the play of the light, clouds and shadows moving across the snow capped mountains. Sometimes I would just sit in wonder, telling myself "I did it - I'm really in Alaska!"
From all sides I was surrounded by these beautiful mountains. The colors were constantly changing as well as the mood of the sea.
In the morning it was calm and like glass - in the evening when the tide moved back in, its little waves were fun to watch.
I was thrilled to see this bald eagle flying over my house - even more so when I managed to get a picture of him.
Exploring Valdez - Parking Lot Eagles!
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