We embarked on road trip from Anchorage to Seward - a distance of about 125 miles and covered this in about 4 hours with plenty of stops on the way for sightseeing and photography. The weather was mostly overcast with grey clouds, windy and very chill weather throughout that necessitated layers of clothing to keep ourselves warm especially for those from India.
Despite the drab weather Alaska presents a beauty that is difficult to capture in words. It was just marvellous and so very beautiful. The Sun played hide and seek and at times there would be blue skies with lush greenery - a photographer's delight.
The drive from Anchorage to the seaside community of Seward begins with spectacular views as you pass between the dramatic shorelines of Turnagain Arm and the jutting peaks of the Chugach Mountains. The route continues through the very scenic Kenai Peninsula.
The Seward highway hugs the scenic shorelines of Turnagain Arm, arguably one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in America. Chugach State Park's mountains pop up on one side and on the other side you will see the sprawling and the vast mud flats of Turnagain Arm.
One interesting observations that I made in our travel thru Alaska is that the water is at times deep green, to dark blue to drab grey. People have wondered why is the water grey? Is it due to lack of vegetations or due to sub aquatic mud flats or a combination of both. Scientist have opined that this is due to the glacial mud deposits from the incoming tides in the Turnagain Arm that imparts a grey colour to the water which you see for miles and miles as you drive up on the highway to Seward.
It was a great drive, great scenic beauty and great photo opportunities despite continuous overcast skies.