Today we moved to Portage Valley. We spent a good deal of the day running errands in Anchorage as we were finally somewhere that had some stores. As we left Anchorage, we stopped at Potter Marsh. The marsh exists because the construction of the Alaska Railroad in 1917 dammed a large estuary. The outside of the train tracks remains saltwater wetlands and mudflats that draw thousands of migratory birds each year. We were not here at the right season, so we only got to see a few ducks, Canadian geese and a Yellowleg (1st picture), but it is still a beautiful place. We did get a cool picture of a dragon fly that landed on the railing of the boardwalk (next to the last picture).
The rest of the pictures are from the drive down Turnagain Arm which is a narrow branch of Cook’s Inlet. The drive is quite beautiful as the waterway narrows and the mountains that surround it get closer and closer. We found a lone moose having dinner which was pretty cool.