As wonderstruck as I was being surrounded by Alaska’s natural beauty, there is more to its southeast coast.
There are mountain goats climbing high on craggy mountains,
sea otters floating on the water, bears and moose coming out of the woods, birds of all kinds fluttering about.
There are harbor seals floating on beds of glacier ice
and sea lions soaking up the sun.
Eagles soar over the water,
their sharp eyes looking for a meal to snare.
Once I spotted an eagle’s nest and only after looking at my photos did I see a white head sticking out of the twigs.
Perhaps most exciting of all are the whales that make way to Alaska’s waters to feed. Every time a blow was spotted, everyone on the boat ran forward or back to get a view.
More often than not all we saw was the whale’s back,
but sometimes it came out of the water, mouth open wide.
Other times its tail came up and we learned that was followed by a big splash fluke.
There is so much to tell about the wonders of Alaska, and I hope you’ve gotten some insight from what I have shared over the last several days. One trip is not enough to take it all in, but one is better than none. Oh, should you decide to visit, I highly recommend a small boat cruise as the smaller boats have much more flexibility than the big ships. We chose Alaskan Dream Cruises and couldn’t have been more pleased.
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