August 21, 2011

Grand Scenics of Alaska - Fox Island

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!


  1. What beautiful photos! I didn't know that about the trees and why they died. Alaska is such an amazing adventure! Can't wait to see more! ♥

  2. I'm loving this armchair adventure :) What a beautiful place and how interesting about those ghost trees

  3. Okay I'm probably going to repeat myself over and over again with each amazing picture, but WOW! I just want to step inside that picture!
    And that is very interesting about the ghost trees.

    Keep em' coming my friend.

  4. What a beautiful place, Donna. Your pictures are marvelous.

  5. Glorious!! This is as close as I'll ever be to such an awesome wilderness journey.

  6. It's SO Beautiful there! SO Blue! I Love it...

  7. Oh, Donna! The first photo is absolutely stunning!! (I couldn't get the second one to load though, this computer; I'll try again)

    1964 is also the same year that hurricane Dora hit here and I was two months from Patti being born. We were luckier than some; only having flooding. Now, we're watching for Irene-so sorry for the folks in P.R although I don't think there were any deaths.

    Okay, I'm just rambling on!! :)

    Have a wonderful day, and I'll be back later for that second pic.


  8. Oh, now I can see it!! Very pretty and reminds me of going over home and seeing the cypress trees in the river. :)

  9. I'm loving all that you're sharing, haven't had much time for comments because grandson Max is here this week. I'm so happy you had a great time and got such good photos.


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