Thank you for all of your kind words about my photo challenge images! I am glad that you are enjoying these unique Alaska scenes and hope you continue to come back to see more. Your armchair journey has just begun!
Today I am featuring a couple of photos from Fox Island. Many tourists who make their way down to Seward decide to take a boat tour of Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Peninsula. Some go ever further and opt to have lunch at Fox Island, located on the southern end of the bay. But a few take the time to stay on the island overnight! We were excited that our tour booked us at Kenai Fjords Lodge so that we could relax and enjoy the island. It was an incredibly beautiful setting.
Before dinnertime, about half of our tour group went kayaking out in the little bay. Some of us went for a walk with a park ranger. And a few stayed behind to skip stones along the shore from the rocky beach and watch the boats sail by in the distance.
During my walk across the beach, I got a chance to admire many “ghost trees” along the way. There is an interesting story to these trees. When earthquakes occur, the ground sinks and the land is flooded. Salt water kills the trees, yet preserves the trunks. These particular ones serve as a ghostly reminder of the major earthquake that rocked Alaska in 1964.
I’ll share a couple more images from this magical place tomorrow!