|Welcome to my page dedicated to my favorite place! Little did I know that my 1985 northward trek would lead to a life-long love and yearning for this majestic land. Each visit brings new experiences and adventures. I will try to update this page regularly to share my photos and experiences with you. Enjoy!!!|
Alaska is truly heaven on earth. It is the largest state in the union. At 586,000 square miles, it is one-fifth the size of the contiguous United States. It contains the tallest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley, or Denali, as the natives prefer. This state borders two oceans and three seas, with a 47,300-mile shoreline. It also boasts over three million lakes, 3,000 rivers, 1,800 islands, and more than 100,000 glaciers. Alaska is so big it encompasses dozens of ecosystems, from the dry arctic tundra, to the moist rain forests of the Inside Passage. This is Gastineau Channel, looking south from downtown Juneau.
Eagles are abundant in Alaska, especially along the coast and in the southeastern area of the state. I have seen as many as ten eagles circling an area, riding the thermals. When they perch in a tree they are easy to spot because their heads are so white.
As one would expect, Alaska is home to many sea creatures. Seals are abundant-and curious! They will often pop up around a kayak as did a few when I last visited Juneau and kayaked out for a night alone on an island.
Ah, my own island!
...well, at least for the night.
If you would like to visit the State of Alaska Tourism Web Site, click on any of the flags on this page.
If you are wondering why I chose these colors and this background, read on...This background reminds me of the billions of rocks and stones found along the thousands of miles of shoreline in Alaska. The flag symbols represent the Alaska flag, which of course, incorporates the Big Dipper and the North Star. The green color used for the page title reminds me of the lush greenery available throughout Southeast-the Panhandle area of the state. And, the aqua used as text background is reminiscent of the glacial silt-laiden waters of many lakes and rivers.
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