In May-June of 2005, we visited Dale and Penny in Alaska.
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Dale and Penny at Eagle River Nature Center, Chugach State Park
This was at Halibut Cove on the Kenai Peninsula, just across Kachemak Bay from Homer
On the boat back to Homer from Halibut Cove
Between Anchorage and Homer. I was surprised how much of Alaska is a wetland.
Independence Mine, north of Anchorage
Dale used to be the Supervising District Ranger for the State Parks Department. He was a great tour guide, and he could get us into places that we outherwise would not be able to. Dale snuck us into the Independence Mine the week before it opened for the season.
Below, a close up of the mine, altered slightly with Photoshop
If you ever want to take a train, the Alaska Railway is the one to take. Beautiful scenery, immaculate accomodations and extremely friendly staff.
Penny & Cheryl at Bird Point, Turnagain Arm
Turnagain Arm from Bird Point
These two shots -- above and below -- are of the same place however the lower one is modified to be a "wood-cut" print with Photoshop
Bald Eagle, Homer. Bald eagles were as common around Homer as crows are in southern California.