Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The End of August
We had a lovely evening drive down to Girdwood. We were going to have Tom and Zoey get a good rollerski work out while Vivi and I rode the sticked together bike.
Our progress was stopped just beyond Bird Point. First we saw a white-winged scoter.
Then a white dot. Do you see it??
How about from this angle?
Do you see the spout?
We had a close brush and a wonderful view of a momma beluga whale and baby. There was a whole pod, but they were spread out about a mile. These two lulled around in front of us and around us for quite a while. We even had a large harbor seal there.
We spent about an hour watching this family from the shore and lost our light (and warmth) for a good ride and roller ski. We ended up at Chair 5 in Girdwood for a burger and a few beers. This is the mural in one stall of the ladies room. The artist is Nikki Navarette. I've never had such stall art.