Bears – Sept 2017

Before I pack up and put away photos from our trip to Alaska this year, I thought I would share some photos that I had not posted previously. These bears are absolutely magnificent creatures. There is no rhyme or reason to the order of these photos.  Enjoy! Next up: Shameless puppy pictures.

Alaska (16) Hyder – Aug 2017

Last stop: Hyder. Located on the southernmost tip of Alaska, it is situated south of Juneau on the Canadian border, at the northern end of the Portland Canal, nestled between mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, abutting the Tongass National Forest, amidst gorgeous surroundings. Because of its remote location, it took us six days travel (not in a… Read More Alaska (16) Hyder – Aug 2017

Alaska (15) Nabesna Road – Aug 2017

Wrangell – St. Elias National Park. Yes, I know I have gushed about this park previously (Chapter 2 and Chapter 3), but we returned having left the Kenai Peninsula and a brief pause in Anchorage, and caught a break with some fabulous weather! We headed east from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway towards the park.… Read More Alaska (15) Nabesna Road – Aug 2017

Alaska (14) Kenai Peninsula – Aug 2017

Last stops on the Kenai Peninsula. As we depart the Kenai, it seemed appropriate to show a few pictures that reflect Alaskan culture: birds, bears and fish. We diverted from the main “highway” onto Skilak Road (a suggestion from friends we met), a gravel road that took us near the Kenai River and several lakes.… Read More Alaska (14) Kenai Peninsula – Aug 2017

Alaska (13) Anchor Point – Aug 2017

Anchor Point, on the Kenai Peninsula. And eagles. In a minute. One of the many things we have learned about Alaska is there are about 20 seasons – all having to do with particular fish, their stage of life – and whereabouts. Seasons in Alaska have names like Silver, King, Red, Grayling, Coho, Halibut, Rainbow,…… Read More Alaska (13) Anchor Point – Aug 2017

Alaska (12) Boats of Homer – July 2017

The boats of Homer. Many of you have been asking me, “Brad, how about a calendar that showcases the boats of Homer?” Well, I can’t do a calendar, because I can never remember how many days there are hath September. But here are the pictures so you can build your own! We revisited Homer briefly… Read More Alaska (12) Boats of Homer – July 2017

Alaska (9) Seward – July 2017

Seward. I know you are thinking – OK, another post showing beautiful views and talking about great human-interest stories. Not so fast! Besides, I think that is racial profiling, or blogger profiling, or something. And I am not so shameless as to start off by pandering some random wildlife photos. You know I am above… Read More Alaska (9) Seward – July 2017

Alaska (8) Kenai Peninsula – July 2017

Kenai Peninsula (part 1). We departed Valdez on our continuing mystery tour – since it is generally a mystery where we will end up next. We ended up on the Glenn Highway and headed towards the Kenai Peninsula, which if you are not familiar is home to places like Hope, Seward, Homer, Soldatna and more.… Read More Alaska (8) Kenai Peninsula – July 2017

Alaska (4) Iditarod etc. – June 2017

Chitina-to-Valdez-to-Anchorage-and beyond. This post is going to be all over the map. Emotionally, metaphorically, geographically… you pick. If your choice was emotionally or metaphorically, you probably found my blog in error. Spellcheck incorrectly sent you to this blog when what you tried to type in was Spellcheck: preferred by 9 out of 10 sociopaths.… Read More Alaska (4) Iditarod etc. – June 2017

Alaska (3) McCarthy Road – June 2017

McCarthy Road.  I have a close friend Jerry (I don’t really have a close friend Jerry, but it sounds cool) who says my entire blog is subject to low moral standards. He also says my blog has no redeeming value. I love that guy. Finally, someone with integrity! We continue our journey in the Wrangell-St.… Read More Alaska (3) McCarthy Road – June 2017

Alaska (2) Nabesna Road – June 2017

Nabesna Road.  I am beginning to think we may suffer from visual overload on this trip. Driving south from Tok, AK, we arrived at the northern portion of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. I will be honest – I had never heard of this national park before arriving. This is the largest national… Read More Alaska (2) Nabesna Road – June 2017