Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Friday, May 17, 2013

Seward Weekend comes to an end

After lunch and a rest, we decided to drive back into town to pick up a few supplies. The road is tricky, to say the least.
One side of the narrow gravel road hugs the side of the mountains. There is no shoulder on either side of the road. There were a few small rock slides that had happened earlier that day but we were able to drive around them. Our travel was safe and we were able to walk around downtown on that cool afternoon. The harbor area is quite a beautiful area.
We decided to stop at another spot on the bay and fish on the way back.
The wind had picked up quite a bit. We both got lots of nibbles and bites, but neither one of us was able to pull a fish in!
The weather was also working against us. It was cold, around 38, and the wind was really whipping our lines. The wind was gusting at 40 miles per hour at times. Hours later. when it became hard to stand up in the forceful wind and Greg's fingers became numb from cold even in gloves, we packed it up. It was dark when we got back to the cabin so we called it a night. Of course, Greg once again won the Yahtzee games that night. The next morning, we packed up and headed for home. This rest stop just out of Seward shows the amount of snow still on the ground in places.
My car hides behind the piles of snow pushed from the road. Across from that is fallen snow still higher than the log rails that were about 3 feet high. Farther down the road we caught a farewell glimpse at one of Seward's beautiful mountains behind us in the distance. 
We had a great weekend.
 Here in Anchorage we have a chance for 1-3 inches of snow Friday night, May 17th, and more on Saturday. Any measurable snow will break a record here. This will be the longest snow season on record, I think since they've been keeping records from like 1917! Wow!

We will be taking a break from the blog as I must return to Tennessee. See you in the late summer.

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