Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Exploring the Kenai Peninsula

Scrubbed and rested, all five of us [my sister Annie has joined us for 3 weeks – yippy!] compressed into the van heading south to the Kenai Peninsula, dubbed “Alaska’s Playground.” Almost on schedule, at Beluga Point a huge pod of beluga whales were surfacing and rolling in the low tide causing quite a “Whale Jam” as traffic stopped to gaze at their playful swimming. Remembering Ellin’s clear instructions to “watch for whales in the right and Dall Sheep on the left,” I focused the field glass on the steep mountainside rising above the Cook Inlet. Sure enough, there were tell-tale white “Dall dots” a nursery group of all white female sheep were grazing with their young high on the hill. Check, check: wildlife spottings are right on target! The scenery for the rest of our five hour drive to Homer (aka the end of the road) was diverse and beautiful.

This photo is taken at Anchor Point, the furthest west point that one can drive by road in the Western Hemisphere!


Anonymous said...

Great shot of an amazing spot! We wish we could be there, too!
Carrie, Jon, Eli and Henry

Kris Wernhoff said...

Hi Dave, Sue, Will and Kim,

I continue to enjoy the virtual trip I'm taking via your blog and beautiful photographs. I pull out the maps and load Google Earth to see where you've been. We miss you lots but glad the trip is going well.

Kris, Steph, Peter and Elise