Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

End of Seward Trip

After a late night of finishing my project, we decided to sleep in yet again this morning. After checking out of the hotel, we went for a farewell walk along the beach before heading out of town. The wind was brisk but it was a beautiful and clear day. We decided to stop by Exit Glacier and try to spot some wildlife. We didn't see any mammals but managed to get fairly close to a bald eagle. We made several stops along the ride home to enjoy the rushing waters and beautiful snow-covered mountains. After those stops we just drove and enjoyed the beautiful views along the Seward Highway. When we reached the Hope junction, we pulled over into a roadside park to have a delightful lunch of fresh seafood. The picnic table, which had seen its better days long ago, was nestled in the woods. In fact, the table only had part of a bench and Greg was forced to stand and eat his lunch. Thankfully the smell of our halibut, shrimp, and rockfish didn't attract any bears. Finally made our way back into Anchorage at about 5:30, thus ending a nice long weekend.
These pictures are a few weeks old and since then we have received our first snowfall on October 30th. This past weekend it snowed 10.1 inches of snow! As I write this at 9 pm on November 8th, it's a balmy 9 degrees outside. I guess winter is finally here!

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