Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ship Creek In The Winter

After checking out the Snow Sculpture Competition yesterday, we went across the street to the Ulu Factory. It's an interesting little store. You can watch them make Ulu's through a big window, or just browse around the store. They sell lots of native crafts there, too. You can get anything from handmade Alaskan soap, to a whale that is hand carved out of bone. This is the main headquarters for the Alaska Railroad.
This is a fisherman's dream. A hotel right on the bank of Ship Creek, within walking distance of downtown Anchorage.

I love the way Ship Creek looks in the winter. Huge chunks of ice and snow come in from the inlet on high tide, and then are left along the banks when the water recedes.
It was a beautiful snowy day yesterday. A perfect start to the Fur Rondy.

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