This part will cover the areas around Anchorage proper and the adventure in the Bering Peninsula. The second part will cover areas visited other than the trip to Bering. It is obvious that I will not be able to include all my travels this year during the 2017 blogs. As stated before my blogs now include iPhone images as well as those from SLRS; at times it is hard to differentiate the quality of the images. The first two aerial images below are of glaciers from the flight into Anchorage taken with an iPhone that has become my pocket camera. Those ice flows are impressive and more so when you are nearby by and hear the cracking of the moving ice masses.
The Beaver plane that serves the lodge is the workhorse for flying in Alaska’s backcountry. It is a very sturdy and reliable plane undergone numerous restorations. The one in the camp was built in 1957; notice the red bulge in the belly; it is fuel tank used to ferry fuel for the camp power generators. Upon the return to Anchorage, the two engine plane that was flying us back to Anchorage landed at Iliamna for fuel but when restarting the engines one did not start so we had to wait for another to fly us the rest of the way. Near Iliamna there is a freshwater lake where fresh water seals are found; the only other place in the world where this kind of seals are found are in Lake Baikal, Russia. At Iliamna, there was a cute sign in the bathroom’s airport