The Anchorage Daily News reported yesterday that about one-half of the cruises to Alaska have been canceled so far. As you can see from this image, all of the news is about the coronavirus. You can see more coverage at this Twitter page.
Posts in the “alaska” category
I lived in Palmer, Alaska for too short a period of time, and on my daily walks I would often go past this statue of Balto in the downtown area. Someone was kind enough to put a hat on him to keep him warm.
The postal code in Stewart, British Columbia, is “VOT 1WO,” which the locals tell me stands for Very Old Town, One Way Out.
Sled dogs, from the 2011 Iditarod, on the lake in Willow, Alaska.
Earlier this week, seven of the top twenty mushers (racers) in the 2015 Iditarod race were women.
A little Iditarod humor in honor of the race starting on March 8, 2020, in Willow, Alaska. Photo from the Seavey family Ididaride website.
While almost all of the other sled dogs are sleeping, this one doesn’t seem to want to sleep. Photo from this Twitter page.
The “Nome National Forest.” The Iditarod race ends in Nome, Alaska, somewhere near here.
If you didn’t realize it, this is actually a joke. What you’re seeing is a bunch of Christmas trees shoved into the snow on top of some sea ice.
The image comes from this Twitter page.
This photo of two black dogs comes from the Iditarod Trail Committee Facebook page.
A black dog on the couch in the bar of the Latitude 62, Talkeetna, Alaska.
An “I Voted” sticker in the Koyukon-Athabaskan (native Alaskan) language. (I don’t know the original source of this image.)
This is a summer view of the rivers in Talkeetna, Alaska from the railway bridge. The town of Talkeetna is to the left in this view, as is the Talkeetna beach area. The bridge is over the Talkeetna River, and the much larger Susitna River is crossing from right to left in front of me.
Keep right ... if you can. Deep snow on the drive to Seward, Alaska, March, 2010.
Meanwhile in Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s -26 degrees this morning with a heat index that’s also at -26. There will be lots of sunshine today, with a high of -6. The Sun rises at 8:04am, and sets at 6:03pm. This image is from the Fairbanks, Alaska Arctic Cam, a product of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper.
The solitude of hiking in Alaska. This photo was taken in the Kenai Peninsula, near Seward.
My favorite garbage dumpster in Seward, Alaska. "Look for moose".
This is a photo of a day tour boat in Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska
Once upon a time I came across same killer whales (orcas) in Alaska, off the coast of Seward.
I’m not sure what the proper term is for this effect, but there is (was) a glacier on the other side of this mountain in Seward, Alaska, and the resulting “cloud” came pouring in over the mountaintop one day when I was there.
The sign pretty much says it all: Cheap beer, lousy food. This sign is from a restaurant in Seward, Alaska.