We boondocked at Robe Lake in Valdez for the past few nights. Such a lovely sight to wake up to in the mornings.
Got gas Wednesday for $4.31/gal. of regular. So even being at the terminus of the Alaska pipeline, gas is very pricey!
Cruise on Prince William Sound–
Yesterday we went on a cruise on Prince William Sound. It was a raw cold, rainy, gray day in Valdez but we were very excited to go. Took my Dramamine though the seas were quite calm and I probably could have skipped it. Ah but seasickness, that was a chance I was unwilling to risk.
The plan was to go out on Prince William Sound; see as much wildlife as possible and see the Columbia Glacier. We did see quite a bit of life out on the Sound including four whales. None of the whales cooperated and breached for us but seeing them “sound” (dive) and seeing their fluke as they went down was a thrill. We were unable to get anywhere near the Columbia Glacier as the Sound in this area was filled with a blanket of various sized pieces of glacial ice (ice burgs) in the water and everyone agreed that not risking our lives in an attempt to get the boat close to it was probably a good thing. Some of the glacial ice in the water was an amazingly deep blue and beautiful to look at. There was even an eagle perched on the top of one of the very large, very blue ice burgs. It was a cold, wet, thrilling, long day. Seven and a half hours of cruising followed by a fish and chips dinner. We were also lucky to spot the white rabbit on our way to dinner! Excellent!!!