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    Feel free to be complimentary as often as you...

    Feel free to be complimentary as often as you like, Rick. :-)

    Thanks again.
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    Day 22 (Wednesday August 28): Alaska State Fair, Palmer

    We begin our final full day in Alaska with an excellent breakfast at the Mat-Su Family Restaurant in Wasilla, a pleasant but otherwise unremarkable place, save for the fact that we realise it’s the...
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    Swan Lake Fire, Sterling Highway

    Another video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S9uHq0rzV0
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    Day 21 (Tuesday August 27): Soldotna to Wasilla

    This is our penultimate day and, like yesterday, is really just dedicated to getting from A to B which in this instance is Soldotna, on the central west portion of the Kenai Peninsula, to Wasilla, in...
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    Day 20 (Monday August 26): Homer to Soldotna

    Once again we wake to brilliant sunshine and a crisp blue sky, the perfect end to our short but unforgettable stay on Homer Spit. We’re in no hurry to get off – our destination, a cabin just outside...
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    Thanks again - we're almost there

    Your kinds words are appreciated. Just three days to go now ...
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    Another video

    Want video evidence of the dip? Click if you dare!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEdqhIz9tRc&feature=youtu.be
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    Day 19 (Sunday August 25): A Day in Homer

    There are endless opportunities for fun, excitement, and adventure in and around Homer, from sea kayaking and halibut charters to a day trip across the bay to Seldovia. But sometimes it’s a good idea...
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    Bear watching video

    I did a video too (Carole says I need to point out that the music can be muted!):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlYg_QXlC3Q
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    Day 18 (Saturday August 24): Bear Watching, Katmai National Park

    Ever since our first road trip in 2005, a meandering 4542-mile route from Chicago to Seattle, Carole’s enjoyment of America’s most wonderful landscapes has from time to time been compromised by the...
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    That's some going - well done everyone ... but especially Mark & Megan.
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    Day 17 (Friday August 23): Seward to Homer

    We’re on the move again today, heading west on the Sterling Highway then south to Homer. This brings us into close proximity of the Swan Lake Fire that has been ravaging the area for weeks and its...
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    Day 16 (Thursday August 22): Kenai Fjords National Park

    Up bright and early for our Kenai Fjords National Park Tour, a wildlife and glacier cruise that will take us south through Resurrection Bay and then back up north via Aialik Bay to the Aialik...
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    Day 15 (Wednesday August 21); A Day in Seward

    Today had originally been set aside for a Kenai River rafting trip but sadly this had fallen victim to the effects of the Swan Lake Fire, the poor air quality making outdoor activity along the...
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    Day 14 (Tuesday August 20): Valdez to Seward on the Alaska Marine Highway

    Up bright and early to catch the Valdez – Whittier Ferry on what’s known as the Alaska Marine Highway System. The journey, approximately 100 nautical miles, takes 5 hours 45 minutes and once we’re on...
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    Day 13 (Monday August 19): A Day in Valdez

    When we first planned this trip, our original intention had been to spend just a night in Valdez before taking advantage of the Alaska Marine Highway in the form of the Valdez – Whittier Ferry....
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    Day 12 (Sunday August 18)McCarthy to Valdez

    It may – to borrow the words of Basil Fawlty – be a case of “stating the bleedin’ obvious” but it’s amazing what a difference a good night’s sleep, a hot breakfast and a couple of coffees makes....
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    Day 11 (Saturday August 17)McCarthy and the Kennecott Mine

    The day begins badly – a storm blew through town in the early hours, rattling shutters and sending stuff crashing so we’ve had little sleep – and it’s about to get worse. Not only has wind damage cut...
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    Day 10 (Friday August 16)Richardson Highway from North Pole to Chitina

    Today begins as yesterday ended so we load up the car in the pouring rain and set off south in a fairly wet and steamy state. Breakfast is at Salchaket Roadhouse and we press on through the puddles...
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    Day 9 (Thursday August 15)Exploring North Pole

    Today has been set aside as a take it easy, no pressure day, time to kick back a little after the excitement of the last few days and take a breath ahead what will be our longest drive of the trip...
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    Day 8 (Wednesday August 14)North Pole and Chena Hot Springs

    Our base for the next two days is the cutesily-named North Pole, famous for its Santa Claus House and festive street names such as Snowman Lane, Holiday Road, and Kris Kringle Drive. Even the law...
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    Day 7 (Tuesday August 13)Denali to Fairbanks/North Pole

    From the moment we landed in Alaska almost a week ago, we’ve enjoyed almost unbroken sunshine, usually warm enough to sit outside for lunch and dinner. Today though, we wake up to rain, set off in...
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    Day 6 (Monday Aug 12)Denali Backcountry Adventure

    We’re booked on the Denali Backcountry Adventure today, an all day (13 hour) guided bus trip taking in the full 92 miles of the park road and back again. We’re picked up at 6:00 am and after...
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    Day 5 (Sunday Aug 11)Talkeetna to Denali

    Today is scheduled as an A-to-B day. We’re heading north to lodging just outside Denali NP in preparation for tomorrow’s long day in the park. After breakfast at the Roadhouse (a Talkeetna...
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    Thanks

    It's great to hear you're enjoying it as much as I am writing it and going through our photos.
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