Friday, June 10, 2011

Alaska at Last!

 We have been very impressed with the vastness of the landscapes of mountains, trees, rivers and lakes.  The wildlife including many birds has been plentiful, seeing eagles virtually everywhere as these at Anchor Point during low tide, there were 14 on the beach.  The Glaucous-winged gulls were ready to pick up the scraps.  Homer Spit on the Kenai Peninsula was great with all the ocean birds with exotic names like: Puffins, Auklets, Murres, Shearwaters, Arctic & Aleutian Terns, 3 Scoters. Black-legged Kittiwakes plus Sea Otters & Harbor Seals.  Homer also had an excellent ocean museum with wonderful exhibits.

One of our favorite sights was this mama moose and her twins even though my picture didn't turn out as good as I hoped.