Waterfalls to the Left of Me, Mudflats to the Right: Seward Highway

National Geographic Traveler ranks Seward Highway among its top twenty drives of a lifetime. The National Scenic Byways Program designates it an All-American Road. This two-lane highway south of Anchorage runs along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, and even on a rainy Tuesday its spectacular views caught me stopping for pictures about every ten minutes. Mountains literally meet the ocean, and the highway snakes along the same level as the sea. I even saw snow falling on the distant Chugach Mountains! The banner atop my blog is a photograph from a gorgeous sunny day along the stretch from Girdwood to AWCC.

My silver PT Cruiser!

My silver PT Cruiser!

A lovely view!

A lovely view!

Mudflats in Turnagain Arm... I will write more about its extreme tides soon!

Mudflats in Turnagain Arm... I'll write more about its extreme tides soon!

Portage Lake on a sunny day near the Begich-Boggs Visitor Center... the lake still has some giant floating icebergs left over from winter!

Portage Lake on a sunny day near the Begich-Boggs Visitor Center, where giant icebergs still float left over from winter!

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