Sunday, July 1st
(Nome to Anchorage to Cordova)
We took one more chance last night to see an animal in Alaska.
No luck in Barrow, Talkeetna, Homer, or even Anchorage where they said a moose
was walking down the street last week. We drove up to the top of Anvil
Mountain, a few miles outside of Nome. This is the sight of a former Early
Warning System Installation (first pix). We were told that there were Musk
Oxen that were always up there in the evening. Although we didn't actually
see the animals, we knew they were there (second pix).
We took off from Nome (third pix) after receiving our very fine briefing from
the FAA Flight Service Station personnel in Nome (fourth pix). The Flight Service
Stations in Alaska are still manned by FAA folks. It is an excellent
system here. These people really know the local area. In the "lower 48"
they system is manned by Lockheed Martin from very few stations. You are
speaking with someone who, although helpful, may be located a thousand miles
away and really doesn't know the local area at all (but that for another time and
We flew to Anchorage to refuel which took about 3 1/2 hours (pix five and six).
Our destination was Cordova which we discussed yesterday. Cordova however
does not sell fuel and on Tuesday we plan on flying to Whitehorse YT in Canada.
The flight to Cordova took 1 1/2 hours (pix seven and eight), which leaves us 6
hours of fuel for the 3 hour flight on Tuesday. Cordova is on Prince
William Sound. A really beautiful sight. Our hotel, The Reluctant
Fisherman (pix nine) is right between the mountains and the Sound.
Tomorrow we will be in Cordova.
Nome Anvil Mountain- Old Early Warning System
We KNOW THEY'RE HERE!!!
Nome Flight Service Station
(L to R) Margaret, Ned & Connie
Landing at Anchorage
"Arthur, PLEASE stop taking pictures and LAND"
Landing at Cordova
Runway at Cordova
Our Hotel, "The Reluctant Fisherman"