Saturday, May 27, 2006

Serenity


This was the most peaceful place I have ever visited. It was very soothing both to the eyes and to the ears. Very white as evident from the picture. No sound of people or cars, only a gentle sound of water flowing beneath the surface of ice. This is Lake Portage.

The Portage glacier used to be all the way out here and a visitor center was built on the edge of it, but the glacier has retreated since and now you can only see the remnants of the glacier like in the pic below - the part that is strickingly blue. You can't see the glacier from the visitor center. You have to keep driving further and cross a tunnel to get here. It is very hard to see even then. This is 12x zoomed.

And they say global warming is a myth.

4 comments:

Intern said...

ohh nice.
Even like the cowboy photo!

Relatively Speaking said...

@Jyoti: Thanks for dropping by! yeah Alaska is a fun place to visit :)

Anima said...

wow, I didn't know you were in Alaska. The pics are just awesome ! I came to your page from Vikas's Blog. I have started a blog on my morocco trip. Check it out at

http://morocco-expedition.blogspot.com/

Relatively Speaking said...

@Anima: Thanks ! I actually checked out your blog. Great pictures ! esp. the Sahara dessert pictures are amazing.