Cold winds and lovely light through Midtown Manhattan
Misty winters day at Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore
America's largest state, an imposing and vast wilderness that at times truly felt like we were at the edge of the world. This was taken during a day cruise in Prince William Sound, a large ocean inlet nestled between the spooky dense Chugach National Forest and Chugach Mountains. Aside from the masses of tourists (and photographers!) it was a wonderful experience. Large amounts of wildlife spotted everywhere.. whales, Orcas,otters, seals, eagles, bears on the shoreline and dolphins. Low clouds of mist clung to the small wooded islands populating the sea and distance hills on the mainland. Word of warning. Not the place for sun-seekers.
Whittier seemed a rather spooky place upon our early arrival. Early, because we had to make in in time for our day cruise through Prince William Sound. Whitter is actually rather beautiful but when we arrived it was enveloped in a thick fog. The chill, old communist style buildings and deserted nature of the place really gave it an eerie as hell atmosphere. On our cruise we were told it was actually a military and intelligence base in the Second World War. From our good friend Wikileaks, oops that Wikipedia: "During World War II the United States Army constructed a military facility, complete with port and railroad terminus near the glacier and named the facility Camp Sullivan. The spur of the Alaska Railroad to Camp Sullivan was completed in 1943 and the port became the entrance for United States soldiers into Alaska. The port remained an active army facility until 1960."