We got up a little bit later than normal but we're on the dock before 10am. We are officially at the most northern point we will be on this cruise and the furthest north we have ever been. (61’ 14 N and 149’ 53 W) We could not take pictures at the port in Anchorage because it is a working port and not allow to take pictures for security reasons.
The shuttle dropped us off near the visitor’s center. It is unique. Yes, that is grass growing on the roof. The people inside gave us so much information and let us send postcards from there for free.
A walk of couple of blocks over and down to the Anchorage museum. They have a Smithsonian exhibit of native Alaskan artifacts.
Very nice with a wide selection of historical artifacts and some unusual artwork. Here are a couple of the less weird examples. The really strange art work had signs that requested no photos be taken.
Off to lunch. It is the first time since we started the cruise that we have eaten off ship. We found a great pizza place and had reindeer sausage pizza.
Mom asked for their darkest beer. It was called Irish Dark Death Ale. She liked it. Of course, it was so dark light could not see a light through it.
The last thing we did was a trolley tour of Anchorage. We had a very knowledgeable and funny driver. We passed the airport which has the largest number of small airplanes in the world. Sorry but this is the best picture I could get. This was just a tiny portion of the number of small planes and many are seaplanes. In much of the state, the only place to land is on water.
Later at dinner, we watched a dozen beluga whales feeding. No photos because I don’t usually bring my camera to dinner. One more animal to add to our list.
Tonight's entertainment, Frank King comedian was pretty good. A short stop at the piano bar to listen to a few songs before bed.
As we left Anchorage, we passed this unusual oil rig.
The sunset was very pretty tonight. It was after 11 pm.
Two minutes to midnight and we still have a lot of light.
We have a swan, I think, for our towel animal.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...