Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Sunny Day on the Kenai Peninsula

We have had a couple of sunny days here, so I thought I needed to show again the area we are in without the cloud cover over the mountains. What a dramatic view we get when the clouds are gone and the snow- mountains can stand out in all their glory against the blue sky! And,yes, that is our home in the lower right hand corner.
We had sunshine for half of the day yesterday so we drove out to Kenai Fjords National Park to look at the Exit Glacier again. While driving back out of that area we noticed another glacier coming off the Harding Icefields. It stretched down the full length of the mountain. What an stunning sight!
We also walked around the town of Seward again. Seward Community Library shows a film of the earthquake of 1964 daily in the afternoon which we stopped to see. When the earthquake happened the oil company in town immediately burst into flames, and, if that wasn't bad enough, tsunami waves from the ocean then rolled over the town. So it was not surprising to find that many of the buildings in town have been built since 1964. Below is a street scene of Seward. The building in the foreground,with the mural, is the sea aquarium. Quite a few murals can be found on various buildings in Seward.
Monday we will  be heading out of this area and driving north to Hope Alaska.

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