Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, totally worn out, shouting "Wow...What a Ride!"

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

61 Day Alaska Caravan: Day 46-48

August 26-28, 2016

Day 46

Today's drive was 207 miles through some amazing scenery.

Being one of the first (as usual) to arrive at the park we got our choice of sites, we chose site 11. Bear Paw Adult Campground is located along the harbor, the views out our back window were great.

Our short travel meeting was followed by a small cookout with 8 of our new friends, good food and good friends, throw in some adult beverages and we all had a great time.

Our crazy photographer

Bunnies abound in this campground

Day 47

Today was a free day in Valdez, we decided to check out a few places in town.On Good Friday 1964 Valdez was hit by 9+ earthquake that wiped out the town. It has since rebuilt itself  a few miles down the road.

This is what the old town looks like today.

We then took a ride along Dayville Rd which is on the opposite side of the harbor. All along the road folks were fishing and salmon were spawning.

One of the recipients of all the spawning salmon.

Found another great seafood market, Peter Pan Company, now our freezer is more than stocked. 
Day 48

Out the door early (8am) so we can get good seats for our Prince William Sound cruise. The weather was great and the waters were calm, Dave was able to enjoy the day with out any medication.

So glad Dave was able to enjoy this cruise. 

Orca whales, none ever came completely out of the water just came up for air and down again they went. We also caught glimpses of  humpback whales, small spouts of water but no breaching or surfacing, no pictures.

Icebergs from the Columbia Glacier

Thought this one looked like a porpoise or dolphin

Meares Glacier, while we never saw any real calving we did hear lot of cracking

An amazing day experiencing nature's beauty, words can't do it justice.

Starting tomorrow we have 3 travel days, tomorrow night we're back in Tok.

Until next time...


  1. Glad you guys enjoyed the cruise, it was the highlight of our Valdez visit.

    1. Most definitely the highlight of our time in Valdez, just grateful Dave was able to enjoy it.

  2. I don't know if Faye is writing this or Dave is writing in the 3rd person? ;-) Your pictures are beautiful as usual. So crystal clear! Love that glass like water. Waterfalls, food, bunnies, fantastic fishing! What a time! I loved the glacier pics and the one that looked like a dolphin. How lucky to have such nice weather! Safe travels.


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