The flight from Seattle to Anchorage is 3 hours, so we planned our arrival for mid afternoon. [insert from Tom] "I was greatly displeased with the lack of Emerald Aisle selection and got stuck with a crappy Chevy Malibu." [/end rant] We headed south of Anchorage to the Turnagain Arm, a body of water off of the Cook Inlet. We had checked the tide tables ahead of time and arrived at Beluga Point in time to catch the bore tide, which is when the tide comes in via one large wave. We positioned ourselves at the narrowing entry to the Inlet, but we never saw a big wave as advertised. The tide did grow several feet in a matter of minutes, which was still impressive, but nothing you could surf on which is what we were expecting.
Our vantage spot for the bore tide at Beluga Point
Watching the train run from Whittier back to Anchorage. Cars had glass domes for great viewing.
Tom relaxing at Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ
Summer camp for Santa's reindeer
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