Today I went to Seward to drop off 2 framed orange Octopus prints to an art gallery named Cobble company. My husband and I discussed the possibility of shipping them down, but I decided with the glass in the frames that it would be about the same price to shipping them as compared to just driving down, and then I didn’t have to worry about the glass breaking in transit. This is one of my favorite drives in Alaska. But just as I’m typing this, I remember that, no matter where I go in Alaska, it’s a beautiful drive! So for my blog today I thought I would share with you in pictures my drive down and back. First, I need to apologize, I was by myself and taking pictures as I drove, so I was paying more attention to the road than my phone. That’s were quantity comes in. Of the 50 or 60 I snapped, I got about 8 pictures that weren’t too bad.
One of my favorite parts of the drive is all the lakes along the way, and how beautiful blue/green they are. As kids we color water blue, but when you really look at most water it’s a brown/gray color. But the water here in Alaska is literally a blue/green color from the glacial silt in the water. It’s beautiful. I also love the ocean. Today was a rare day going down around Turnagain arm as there was absolutely no wind. The water was almost completely smooth and calm. I don’t drive down through there all the time, but I don’t remember the last time I drove down there when there weren’t at least small waves. It was so calm and peaceful. I also enjoy the green. I grew up in the desert, and there is a beauty in the desert that cannot be found anywhere else, but the green that is everywhere is so refreshing. This year has been quite a bit wetter than the last several, and it is evident in how healthy, lush and green everything is. The air was fresh and calm, and there couldn’t have been a better day to go for a drive.
So, without further adieu, here are the pictures I took of my drive down:
Obviously, I love the water! I am so grateful for the time I had today to head down to Seward, and the opportunity to share with you some of the beautiful scenery I was able to enjoy on my way down.