Thursday, July 16, 2009

Alaska

Alaska has to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet--truly the last great wilderness! Today we kayaked 10 miles out in Resurrection Bay towards the Gulf of Alaska (Pacific Ocean). It was overcast and cool, which was perfect for kayaking. While kayaking we saw a multitude of wildlife: bald eagles, sea otters, harbor seals, harbor porpoise, marbled murrelets, double-crested cormorants, black oystercatchers, ravens, silver salmon, and a variety of gull species.

We enjoyed a shore lunch of at Caine's Head and then hiked up into the temperate rainforest to Fort McGilvery. Tomorrow we are doing conservation work with US Forest Service in an effort to help eradicate exotic species. We're also visiting the Alaska Sealife Center.

7 comments:

Wewurtskihit said...

wow...I am jealous! I LOVE the wilderness!! (lived there long enough..LOL)

You look like you are having a blast! GOOD for you!!!

Meg. said...

Ahhhhhh! Sooo cool! =) There's nothing I love more than wildlife!

I'm glad you're having such a great time.

And how cute do you look in your hiking gear? =)

meinsideout said...

beautiful pictures - I hope you are having a blast.

darateacher said...

That is so cool! :-)

TeriLynn said...

Looks like so much fun! Love the pics of the mountains! I am glad you are having a great time!

TABI said...

This looks lovely!! Congrats on the twins!! That is wonderful news!!!

MyLifeMyWorld-SharingADream said...

Alaska looks soooo beautiful! Enjoy your trip, it always goes too fast!