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Alaska: Icy Strait

August 24, 2014 1 comment

Icy Strait Point is located on Chichagof Island, 1.5 miles away from the town of Hoonah. It is built around the restored Hoonah Packing company cannery complex. It features beaches, nature trails, museum, boardwalks and docks. It has some of the best whale watching in the state of Alaska, as well as a many bears. And, you can ride the world’s largest zipline, about a mile long and 1,300 feet altitude drop.

We enjoyed an early morning walk through the nature trail, followed by a walk to the old Hoonah town. We were lucky enough to see eagles, including a nest with two chicks. They were just about ready to leave the nest and fun to watch (but hard to photograph!) Also, we watched native artists carving doors for their new Lodge.

Early morning sunrise

Early morning sunrise

Us with ship in background

Us with ship in background

Mother eagle keeping a watchful eye on her chicks

Mother eagle keeping a watchful eye on her chicks

Eagle, landing

Eagle, landing

Eagle, master of the skies

Eagle, master of the skies

Showing the old tools

Showing the old tools

Carver at work

Carver at work

Kayakers on a trip

Kayakers on a trip

One, two, three, four.....

One, two, three, four…..

Local plants

Local plants

Romola found a friend

Romola found a friend

Ship and cannery museum

Ship and cannery museum

Old vs. new

Old vs. new

A peaceful lake

A peaceful lake