Going back, as I am prone to do, to Denali and the hotel that looked like this:
Where they gave you water to drink out of jam jars. 🥴 What I didn’t realise was there was a ‘railroad’ just across the river. At just gone midnight on our first night, a train and it’s wonderful whistle, gave a very good impression of a ferry in Seattle harbour, and I awoke and was immediately back there; same thing happened at four thirty but the following night I was mentally prepared for it and my mind stayed firmly put in Denali. 😉
And back to the mill tour in Kennicott, with Kelly our guide; we started right at the top and worked our way down inside the building, ending up in the Ammonia leaching room. Oh yes, and McCarthy would have been a happy hunting ground for Rob Ashard, an ex LWT workmate, who is partial to a Cadillac. There were wrecks various all over the place.
Mary has been working very hard here in Valdez with her one week old (happy birthday!) camera.
The harbour seal has a lovely piece of fish in his mouth and the seagull is hoping he drops a bit! The Bald Eagle was having a harder time from the gulls on top of a lamp.
And Oliver Hardy was having a fun time remotely controlling the winching up of a boat for some maintenance and below two of Mary’s from before Valdez:
After the laundrette we went to see a salmon hatchery that was pretty un exciting (not a salmon in sight) but on the way Mary caught that seal, so worth the excursion! Lunch was the biggest chicken Caesar salad, I had ever seen. The waitress popped it down and seeing the expression on my face said, “Welcome to America.”
And Mary’s shrimp salad wasn’t much smaller! 😱 Everything is ‘big’ round these parts, especially the onions in Safeway’s; even labelled ‘jumbo’. And I bet not many people buy the elbows! And one more thing to remember, if you ever do come this way; it may be a Best Western but if you end up on the second floor do be warned, there is no lift to ferry your suitcases up there.
So that will do. Nothing too hilarious to report. Dinner? Well, that depends entirely on how long that lunch takes to go down ………… probably by Tuesday. We went to look at the original site of the town; it was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1964 but there was not much to see except a few descriptive captions on posts. Tomorrow; who knows we are staying put in Valdez until our ferry ride with the car on Tuesday morning.
If anyone knows what the hell this ship does, do let me know! Thanks for reading.
Comments as always more than welcome M & M 🦅🚢⚓️🦅🐿🇺🇸🇺🇸