Saturday, October 10, 2009

Park & Bay

Today we went to a part of the Chugach State Park - the Flat Top area.  

It was so beautiful!  The winds were outrageous though.  Wind gusts between 50 and 70 mph!  I don't think I've ever been in wind that strong before.  But the views were breathtaking.

After we left there, we went driving down the Bay for several miles.  I was watching for whales, but didn't see any.  This bay is miles and miles and miles... it's HUGE!  With the strong wind gusts, the water had some impressive swells and heavy white-capping.

Then we drove around downtown a little to check it out.  Now I was hoping to spot a moose - no such luck.  I guess wildlife knows better than to lolly-gag around with the wind going crazy.  However, Tom did stumble upon REI which he was hoping to find.  Yes, we stopped and went in and spent money.  He got a rainproof pair of pants to wear over his work clothes for the next time he rides his bike to work.  He also got a headlight (which is required here on all bicycles) and a fender to help keep the water from spraying up on his back.

It was a good day.


1 comment:

Catherine said...

Hey Janis!
I am just loving all these pictures & stories from Alaska! It looks so beautiful and sounds like you guys are settling right in! (ROFL on the grits & sweet tea!)

Hugs & Blessings,