These pictures tell the story of the first half of our 3 weeks in Alaska…
There was one night of spectacular northern lights while we were in Alaska. We were quite far south, and caught only the strange glow above the horizon.
This scenic finger of land stretches 7km into Kachemak Bay and needs continuous attention to prevent erosion
A floatplane takes off from Beluga Lake in Homer
Rock, ice, trees and clouds
Hiking with my new trekking poles, a habit I picked up from our Spanish hosts in the Cantabrian Mountains last year
The scale of Alaska’s glaciers is impossible to capture in photographs
Even before landing in Alaska, it was clear that the scenery was going to be nothing short of spectacular
The USA purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867. This chapel in Ninilchik is one of the scattered remnants of this history.
There are 5 main types of salmon in Alaska, with different seasons. In September it’s mostly coho salmon, also known as silver salmon.
Saul thought he’d take a break from fish and have a light salad for lunch. Salad – yes. Light – not so much.
Approaching Aialik Glacier
A sea lion balances on floating ice at Aialik Glacier
A boat trip from Seward took us to Aialik Glacier, the largest glacier in Aialik Bay
This was the view from the windows of our Airbnb house in Homer. The glacier is suspected to be Grewingk Glacier (although there were 3 glaciers here and I actually have no idea which of the 3 this is).
These sea lions seemed pretty happy with their patch of “dry” land, which disappeared in the swell every 20 seconds or so
An RV travelling light, i.e. not towing a boat and a couple of ATVs (four-wheel motorbikes)