Saturday, July 19, 2014

The road to Hope

I didn't linger in Anchorage, since the art museum was closed and I wanted to make my way to Seward, with a few stops along the way. I spent the night in Portage, camping with the mosquitos. The next morning I drove to the little village of Hope. Hope is on a side road, about 16 miles from the main highway. I had heard rumors around campgrounds that Hope was interesting, but too far off the main road. The road less traveled...

The area around Hope reminds me of Sweden. Pretty wildflowers, graceful trees, and the quality of the light is gentle and warm. The road runs along the Turnagain Arm of the Chickaloon Bay. The Turnagain Arm gets its name from when Captain Cook sailed up the Cook Inlet looking for the Northwest Passage. When he turned into the Arm he realized he was mistaken and had to “Turn Again”.

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