Happy birthday, Sally. I love you. Hope you had a good day on Sunday, July 22nd. Hope to see you soon. Really enjoyed our first trip together to Big Bend National Park. You looked great in my white leather hat. Thanks for being a wonderful partner in marriage for 44 years!
On Sunday, July 8, 2018, I visited the bears again at Brooks Falls. This cow moose made an appearance during our preflight orientation. I used the bear cutout for checking my exposure. The bear skat on the trail leading to the bridge to get to the falls is proof the bears are there, even if they don’t greet you on the beach when you arrive by float plane. Thank you pilot Patrick from Bald Mountain Air Service. Thank you bears for an enjoyable experience. Comments? Feedback? Questions? Favorite images? Anything please!
On Saturday, July 7, 2018, I traveled back to Homer from Anchorage, Alaska. Notice the dog on the roof of the Boardwalk Fish and Chips! That’s a 103 square feet Tiny House parked next to my Mypod trailer! When back to visit the Homer eagle nest on a sunny, dry, very windy day! Comments? Questions? Favorite images?
On Friday, July 6, 2018, I traveled to Anchorage from Denali. The price of gas jumped a whole dollar more from when I drove up to Denali to when I drove back to Anchorage! This is in Cantwell, Alaska. Price was $4.23.9 per gallon! There are two pullouts along the Parks highway to view Denali on a good day. Here is one picture I took on my way driving back to Anchorage!
Forgot to add this image from Denali National Park! Comments?
On Thursday, July 5, 2018, I took my third day in a row on the shuttle bus into Denali National Park. I do three days in a row, because I know how different each day will be. The pictures tell the story. There was only fog in front of the mountain on Thursday. I took the 2:00 PM bus into the park and returned at 10:00 PM. On Tuesday and Wednesday I took the 6:00 AM bus and returned around 2:00 PM. I went to visit the sled dog kennels before my bus ride and found the cow moose and her two calves nearby. It was a good bear day! Made some moose nervous and they started to run. That’s my van being pulled off the side of the cliff because of distracted driving! Just kidding!!! That’s a delivery van driver that was embarrassed, not me!
Another excellent day in Denali National Park on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. A great mountain viewing day and wildlife viewing day! Apparently, the marmot is not that impressed with Denali! That’s a ptarmigan family with chicks! I am pleased with these images I’m capturing because wildlife photography is very challenging, especially when you have to shoot out of a bus window that you are sharing with 40 to 50 people. Comments? Questions? Favorite images? The moose calf chewing on the wooden stake reminds me of what the bears do with the rangers wooden signs.
On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, I took the park bus shuttle to Eielson Visitor Center, 66 miles into Denali National Park. It was an excellent day. Any day into Denali National Park when the mountain is clearly in view is excellent. They say that only about 30 per cent of the millions of visitors actually see the mountain. Most see only clouds and fog! Good day, also, when you see the bears and caribou! Comments? Questions? Favorite images?
On Sunday, July 1, 2018, I traveled from Homer to Anchorage, Alaska. It was an excellent weather day. You could see clearly across the bay the snow-capped volcano. Since I left Homer around 6:00 AM, I was able to capture images of two separate bull moose. Fishermen and women were beginning to line the Kenai River. And, I got creative with the waterfalls at the edge of Turnagain Arm before getting to Anchorage. Comments? Favorite images? Note: I will be driving to Denali National Park tomorrow and will spend four nights there before returning to wifi. So, blog followers, you won’t be hearing from me for awhile!
Saturday, June 30, 2018, Pilot Mark from Bearfoot Tours flew me over to Chinitna Bay from Homer in his Skymaster twin engine Cessna to visit some more bears. Finally, a good weather day after two previous cancellations due to poor weather conditions. Comments? Favorite images? Questions?