ANCHORAGE & VICINITY


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JUNE 23-26, 2007:

Anchorage is a small city with a population of 277,000 people which is 42% of the state's population.
Anchorage, AlaskaEarthquake ParkFlowers grow large with nearly 24 hours of sunlight

While small in population Anchorage is large in size covering 1955 square miles, the size of the state of Delaware.
Anchorage HiltonEisenhower Statehood MonumentAlaska Railroad Museum

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA VIDEO
9 minute video of Anchorage, Alaska.
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MY DAILY EMAIL SENT SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2007
Hello Everybody,

My cruise is over. Had a great time on the cruise. I am now in Anchorage. I was given some false information prior to the cruise. I was told that we got off the ship on Friday night when we docked in Whittier when in reality we didn't disembark until Saturday morning. So I ended up paying for a hotel room in Anchorage that I didn't use Friday night. I also missed the tour I booked for Saturday leaving me without anything to do on Saturday. I spent the day wandering about the city and went to a movie. It was misting rain most of the day. The attached photo is of the great city of Anchorage. This isn't a very big city, about 200,000 people.



More Later,

Tim



Alaska is actually the northern, western and easternmost point in the United States.
The Aleutian Chain extends into the Eastern Hemisphere.
Downtown Anchorage, AlaskaDowntown AnchorageThunderbird Falls

THUNDERBIRD FALLS VIDEO
2 minute video of thunderbird Falls.
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MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2007:

About 40 miles northeast of Anchorage is beautiful Knik Glacier.
Knik GlacierKnik GlacierKnik Glacier

I took a boat trip to the face of Knik Glacier with Glacier Jet.
Knik GlacierKnik GlacierKnik Glacier

GLACIER JET: MY JOURNEY TO KNIK GLACIER VIDEO
11 minute video of my jetboat jounrey to Knik Glacier.
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The Seward Highway south of Anchorage along Turnagain Arm is a very scenic stretch of raod.
Knik GlacierSeward HighwayBird Point / Turnagain Arm

A short boardwalk leads to the water to view the bore tide,
a rushing wall of water up to 6 feet high at Bird Point.
Bird Point / Turnagain ArmBird CreekMcHugh Creek

A waterfall tumbles over boulders into a still pond impounded by a 70-foot cliff at McHugh Creek.
McHugh CreekMcHugh Creek

MY DAILY EMAIL SENT MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2007
Hello Everyone,

It's been raining since I arrived in Anchorage Saturday morning. It finally stopped about noon today. Today I went jet boating out to Knik Glacier. The sun was finally out and it was a beautiful trip. It was about a 45 minute ride up the Knik River to the face of the glacier. When we arrived out at the glacier we got out of the boat and hiked up a small hill for a fantastic view of the whole area. Very quiet and peaceful out in the middle of nowhere with just three of us plus the two guides. When we got back in the boat we slowly floated between the many icebergs for a while before throwing it back into gear and heading back down the river. I tried the get the pilot of the boat to do a few 360 degree spins like they do on the jet boats down in New Zealand but he claims this boat wasn't designed for that. The attached picture is the Knik Glacier as we were floating among the icebergs.



Late this afternoon I took a drive down the Seward Highway to Girdwood. It is a very scenic drive along Turn Again Arm south of Anchorage.

More Later,

Tim


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