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Horsetail Creek Falls

At the risk of repeating myself, the skies once more were gray and threatening.  We were scheduled to go out on the LuLu Belle in the afternoon so the morning was free to do some exploring.  We used some geocaches to take us various places outside of town.  We traveled over what is known to residents as the “bridge to nowhere”.  Apparently it was built and there was no place to go once you were over it.  They are now building houses in that area and there are a few hiking trails.

Another cache took us out Mineral Creek Road.  This was a dirt road that leads to a hiking trail, but before you get to the trail there is a nice waterfall.  The road is washed out at the waterfall so we stopped there.

It was soon time to board the LuLu Belle.  This is a very nice boat, built by the owner and we were told that he lives on the boat.  We were hoping that with a smaller number of people viewing would be easier, but the boat was filled so it was just as hard to find a good spot as on the larger boats.  In addition, the weather turned really bad with rain and fog.  Wildlife was at a minimum and the owner was more interested in talking to the passengers than looking for wildlife.  So once again, no orcas.  I guess I’ll just have to wait until the next trip to Alaska. 

We did treat ourselves to dinner out at the local Chinese restaurant. 

Tomorrow we make the short hop to Kenny Lake.

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Horsetail Creek Falls
Horsetail Creek Falls
Deep blue glacier iceberg
Deep blue glacier iceberg
Rolling sea otter
Rolling sea otter
I cant hear you!
I can't hear you!
Schoup Glacier
Schoup Glacier
Dall Porpoise
Dall Porpoise
Got an itch
Got an itch
Sea lion trio
Sea lion trio
Pair of eagles
Pair of eagles
Where did she go?
Where did she go?
Gulls
Gulls
Really close
Really close
Whale tail
Whale tail
Whale head
Whale head
Breaching whale
Breaching whale
Breaching humpback
Breaching humpback
Sound waterfall
Sound waterfall
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