My friend Pam flies home tonight. It’s hard to believe that her visit is coming to an end. We have had a wonderful time visiting with each other, and she has had the most fabulous time visiting Alaska! She saw and experienced things that many people never get to see or do - least of all on an 8-day trip.
While we were in Denali, we had a lynx walk across the road right in front of us. This beautiful kitty was a mere 20 feet from us, if that. It was my very first lynx sighting EVER, and the fact that Pam came all the way to Alaska and had this experience is absolutely amazing. She was a good luck charm for sure! While in Denali, we had a huge grizzly cross the road right in front of our bus. Once across the road, she found a nice comfortable place to lay down and nap. She was there again on the way out of the park.
In Seward, we went on a Wildlife and Glacier Cruise with Major Marine, and we saw a pod of orcas and humpback whales that were bubble feeding. We also had sunshine and warmth in Seward - not the usual weather for this coastal town.
On the way back to Fairbanks, Mt McKinley was visible. Could it get more perfect?
I will have photos to share and much more to write about when things slow down a little more. My friend Shan is up visiting from Palmer and we plan to have a great weekend while she’s in town!
I hope your July has been a fabulous one. I’ve been having a wonderful month. Oh… and Steve has already caught two halibut, a couple of rockfish, and a ling cod. Going for a full freezer by the end of the summer!
Until next time…