Today was an exciting day since we drove from Hotel Alyeska to Whittier and was to experience a narrow tunnel in the mountain that is one way to reach Whittier, Alaska. They time the one-ways on the hour to let tourists and residents in/out of Whittier. I was told the digging out of the tunnel was amazing since two teams began the job and when they meet halfway were only off by 6 inches!
When we arrive into Whittier it was howling with white caps on the Prince William Sound and our boat was small, only 22 passengers. Lazy Otter Charters was wonderful and we had a great captain, Captain Mike, owner of the charters with shipmate, Debbie, that both did a great job. It turned out to be smooth sailing and we looked for wildlife and glaciers. Another sunny day and we had a great time with a delicious lunch onboard. Best item for lunch?? Smoked salmon spread on bagels along with sandwiches, cookies, ships and drinks. Journey thru the tunnel just in time brought us to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center with our private tour guide, Scott. Here you can drive around the center to view the animals or leisurely walk from area to area. Animals roam freely in very large enclosures from bears, caribou, musk ox, moose and bisson. This is a wonderful place to explore and a worthwhile visit from Anchorage.