Friday, May 12, 2017

Diary Update #1 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 2017

✈️  Thursday 11th May 2017 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦   ~ Finally our next adventure begins and Dee and I are delighted to be back in Vancouver, a place dear to our hearts and somewhere we had the privilege of living for a short while in 2011. Unfortunately this brief encounter is only an overnight stop as we're heading on to Anchorage Alaska tomorrow morning!

Stunning Greenland at 37,000ft
With Alaska of course being such a huge expanse and many areas inaccessible we've decided to concentrate on an area of which the furthest point from Anchorage will be 230 miles, staying at the Kenai Peninsula Suites, Homer. Firstly though our tour begins at Girdwood, around 40 miles from Anchorage and our total stay in Alaska will be 12 days before heading back to Vancouver for a week.

Frozen lakes, rivers and sea over Greenland!
The weather here in Vancouver currently is overcast and rainy and watching some of the TV channels it would seem that the whole province has suffered some huge flooding recently. Birding has already begun to take centre stage and my good friend Derek Killby informed tonight that just across the airport from where we're staying is a recently discovered Ferruginous Hawk! I just hope it's still around in ten days Derek, by which time you should have found other hidden gemsπŸ‘€