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.

5 comments:

RuthieJ said...

Do you see it?? Trixie asks...."a whale!" I gasped. Oh Trixie, that is so cool! Do you see them often? The view is so awesome. Thanks for sharing this event with us.

Susan Gets Native said...

Holy Crap! A beluga!

That stall art is bright! Just makes you want to pee.
What's hilarious is that you had your camera in there with you!

Trixie said...

I did have a two pint buzz...but we were getting ready to leave and it's about 45 minutes from home. So, before I hopped in the truck the pack and I made a stop. Once on the throne, looking at the artwork, it seemed like a good idea. hmmmmm....

(never seen a whale before) mon@rch said...

I so would have loved to see that whale out in the water like that! Such a stunning experience for anyone to see!

Mary said...

Can't find that in Cincy, can you? We should all come to Alaska for a field trip.