Monday, 7 September 2015
07.09.2015 - 07.09.2015
Bright sunny day as we leave the Copper River Lodge and head South West in the direction of Anchorage and on to the Kenai Peninsula. The drive is quite pleasant on the paved highway wit the most amazing scenery flashing past. There are lakes, rivers, mountains and glaciers at almost every turn. A comfort stop at the Matanuska Glacier Campground gave us the opportunity to take photos of the river, glacier and mountains beyond. The glacier is 26 miles long and four miles wide. It is one of the many glaciers that have been names but with over 1000 glaciers in the state there are many that remain unnamed.
A stop for lunch in Anchorage and then on to the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge. An extensive property spread over 45 acres and built in the style of log cabins. Each of the accommodation cabins has four suites each with a wood fire in the event that it turns cold. There is also central heating so the fire places are mainly there for atmosphere.
Chris, our Tour Director has organised a cocktail party in the main lobby. The location is spectacular with dense green forests all around and carefully trimmed and maintained gardens and lawns. While there we took the opportunity to book an excursion for tomorrow. Something quiet, relaxing and not too long. The Raft Float sounds like the way to go. You float 11 miles down the river with opportunities to see all forms of wildlife. Hope the weather holds good.
We enjoyed a fabulous dinner and found our way back to our cabin. The WiFi setup has been a bit strange for a few days. My Samsun phone connects OK but the laptop fails to register. Will try again tomorrow, otherwise it will have to wait until we board the Coral Princess.
If you want to look at what I've been up to you can view photo for today by following this link to my main album.
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony