Valdez, AK – June 23 – July 8

Spending 2 weeks in the Valdez area: included a 4 day side trip on the Alaska Marine Highway, by ferry thru Prince William Sound, to Cordova; kayaking; saw a 208# Halibut catch; bicycle riding; and a great glacier and wildlife tour thru Prince William Sound to Meares Glacier.  We were fortunate to see a very large calving glacier.  CLICK on this link to see a video of the calving:  Meares Glacier Calving3

In 1989, the Exxon Valdez leaked over 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.  The cleanup has been a great success and there are no visible signs of the oil spill.  The town of Valdez was destroyed by a major earthquake in 1964, the town was relocated and rebuilt 4 miles from the old town site.

We will be posting great photos of the Glacier and Wildlife on the next post.