Arrived in Anchorage at noon. Had a long talk with
a couple from Bowling Green, Ohio. He worked in the Jeep Liberty
assembly plant there. Went to Potter Marsh and got a few photos
despite a high wind. Ran into some people from Anchorage who were
panning for gold in the Indian Creek and they offered me a beer.
They also showed what happens when you get the poison from the
Cow Parsnip in your blood stream.
Cow Parsnip contains a photo sensitive chemical
that burns your skin when exposed to sunlight. When in the blood
stream it causes burns where ever sun hits you skin. The man had
burns all up and down his arms and apparently it will be a problem
for some years to come.
Stopped at a lot of road side stops then found out
there was going to be a bore tide at 7:00 so I ran to Girwood and
the Cow Something Mine. Took some photo and got back in time to
see kayakers and surfers take on the bore tide.
There was a big group waiting for the bore tide to
come in and several groups of surfers and kayakers lined up to catch
Ended up the day in in Whittier where the local fire
department (and all inhabitants were shooting off fireworks. To
make up for the lack of darkness, they shot off a lot of parachute
type fireworks which streamed colored smoke.