We took a week long trip to Alaska. When I arrived in Anchorage just before Labor Day, snowflakes were already drifting across the road. As we drove towards Homer, everyone else drove the other way. Perhaps it was a sign that we should be leaving rather than arriving. We were not deterred. Instead, we were rewarded as a heat wave followed raised the temperature to a comfortable 62 F and had many of the sights to ourselves.
We visited a glacier and the park ranger pointed out how it was receding. Another visitor and I mentioned the affects of global warming. The ranger backed away from our statements and said that we didn’t know if global warming was being caused by human beings. The scientific community is pretty clear that is, but the politicians muddy the issues because it’s not in the interests of the oil industry to do something about it.
Sunset at the Homer Spit
Orcas in the wild
Beautiful lakes and blue skies