Today I’m turning back the clock and making a return trip to Alaska. I loved Alaska. It reminded me of a frontier town – how I imagine America used to be before it became settled. The scenery is gorgeous, the towns few and far between and the locals are friendly, especially if you’re a female. Ladies, if you’re looking for a husband there are lots of single men in Alaska!
We spent about two weeks in Alaska. We traveled down to the Kenai Peninsula then up to Denali National Park and up as far as Fairbanks. We also did a cruise down the coast to take in some of the towns only accessible via water.
I have memories of HUGE mosquitoes (laughingly referred to as the state bird) and long, long days. In Fairbanks, hubby and friends played golf at midnight because it never got dark.
Along the way, we stopped at towns that were dots on the map and full of friendly locals. From memory wet T-shirt competitions were very popular in the pubs.
Here are a selection of photos:
This is Bear Glacier. I love the blue ice. Very pretty.
Ketchikan, Alaska. This town is only accessible by boat.
A salmon fishing contest in Anchorage.
A determined angler with his prize, Anchorage.
Hyder, a small town near the border with Canada.
Bears, near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Not far from Alaskan border.
Mr Munro and I hope to make a return trip one day. It’s a beautiful spot.
Have you ever visited Alaska? Have the desire to visit?