Want to see the reason we hustled back to Anchorage on Friday?

Hubby had the brilliant idea to take a glacier tour of Prince William Sound.

So Saturday morning we drove 1 1/2 hours south along Turnagain Arm - I saw beluga whales as we were driving!! - through some of the most beautiful wetlands and forests on earth.

Then into the one-way, only open 15 minutes every hour, don't be late, Anton Anderson Tunnel, 2.6 miles through solid rock, and out into the brilliant sunlight in Whittier.

We wandered, checking out the stores and museum, until time for our 3.5 hour tour. (The shop behind me had a 5-foot marijuana plant growing in the middle of the store. Must be different laws, or more relaxed enforcement, in Alaska.)

Did you notice it's not raining? The wind was blowing so hard I could barely walk into it, but I'll take that over rain any day.

Hubby and I spent most of our time on the open top deck, with a 360 view.

And what a view.

Everywhere we looked was spectacular!

We saw waterfalls,


Bald eagles,


Baby Icebergs,

Gorgeous water colors,

A waterfall and a glacier!

A glacier that looks like a blue horse,

And more glaciers.

Our only disappointment was the lack of wildlife on view. Other than the eagle, all we saw was the fin of a salmon shark (?? I didn't know there even was such a thing), and a seabird rookery.

But with all that blue ice around? I can live with that.



Vickie said...

I can't believe the beautiful weather you got in the Sound; better than we've ever had! Your camera is amazing---gorgeous pickup of the colors.