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Old 08-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #196
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It rained most of the day, but we didn't mind.






A Supertanker Gets Crude - End of the Pipeline




When everyone else ran inside I often stayed out alone.
I've become accustomed to the exposure.










WAKE

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Old 08-19-2012, 02:28 PM   #197
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Prince William Sound


We were excited to see a different side of Alaska.









Our Captain was friendly and informative. I should have retaken this photo as I caught her by surprise.









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Old 08-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #198
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We




saw





lots of





wildlife.





And ICE.

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Old 08-19-2012, 02:37 PM   #199
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Meares Glacier Panorama

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We hang around awhile waiting for the glacier to calve. Only the small pieces would thunder down though.





Back through the ice.






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Old 08-19-2012, 03:47 PM   #201
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Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to spend a lazy afternoon with your adventures.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #202
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WE





SAW





MORE





WHALE-TAIL





THAN THE





SHOPPING MALL ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON







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Porpoises escort our boat back to the harbor.





The time flew past and we were never bored.





I was surprised at how much water we covered.





The Google Earth View of Our Meares Glacier Cruise

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Halibut Fingers


After looking at fish all day, we wanted to eat some.





Mmmmmmmmm....





Halibut Fingers


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Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to spend a lazy afternoon with your adventures.
Just returning the favor of so many others here. Thanks!
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Day 15: END

We took another walk around the harbor.








Then returned to our "honeymoon suite" on top of the hill.



End of Day 15
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #207
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Stellar pics and writing Dave! A mate of mine sent me the link for your R/R, funnily enough we are both in Phx and are planning to do this ride next summer. Thanks for the guidance in packing, we were just talking about it at Rula Bula over a few pints o Guinness. Guess I'll put the kitchen sink back where it belongs.
Cheers!
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Absolutely awesome report!! Good job!
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Stellar pics and writing Dave! A mate of mine sent me the link for your R/R, funnily enough we are both in Phx and are planning to do this ride next summer! Thanks for the guidance in packing, we were just talking about it at Rula Bula over a few pints o guinness! Guess I'll put the kitchen back where it belongs.
Cheers!
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No kitchen sink required. We probably took more crap than some, but most single riders we saw had 2-3 times more stuff hanging everywhere. I dis-liked having to use the top box and really hated having to strap the tent on top. I have another packing tip coming up. Stay tuned. Thanks, Mark!

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Thanks again, sarelp!
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Day 16: Valdez to Dawson

Our time in Alaska has run out. The day off already put us a full day behind. We must start heading home.
With the major goals of the trip accomplished, we could just head straight home, but that might get boring.
Don't worry, I have a scenic route planned for the return leg. There's much more to come.!
In fact, I took my favorite photograph of the trip on the last day.



So we ride back on the Richardson Highway to the Tok Cut-off.



It's a beautiful day, but we must leave Alaska.



We get lunch at Fast Eddy's in Tok. I wanted to stay in Alaska,




but Helen obviously wanted to be in Hawaii.



After Lunch, The Taylor Highway

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