Pictures from Cordova Alaska

Pictures from the town of Cordova Alaska

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Cordova mountain.

The road to the Cordova airport runs east west and these mountains are just to the north of that road. Low clouds were present almost every day. They seemd to get caught on the tops of the mountains and just hang there.

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Mountain moose.

An enlargement of the previous image. This looks like someone went up the mountain with a chain saw and cut down a few trees that did not look like a moose. Or maybe a rabbit or floppy eared dog.

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Waterfall.

The snow was melting in early to mid May resulting in numerous streams and small waterfalls around the edges of the mountains.

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Single seat airplane.

In addition to the jet capable airport, there is a gravel road airport next to a lake. A sign warns that aircraft have right away. This is a small single seater parked next to the runway .

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View across lake.

This small runway has a boat ramp and an incredible view across the lake.

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Cordora from docks.

Back at the main harbor, a view from the south west along an elevated walkway. These are the other side of the mountains of the previous image.

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Harbor walk.

A view from the east side of the Harbor. Beautiful mountains in three directions.

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Harbor walk.

A veiw from the bottom of the breakwater towards the west.

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Bald eagle

After a short walk out on the harbor break water, I returned to find a bald eagle sitting the the approach. While trying to get closer, my foot caught something, I stumbled, and she flew off.

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Plane in harbor

Evidently, small planes land in the inlet and taxi up to the boat ramp or a dock. The pilot loaded the plane from his pickup.

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Plane taxies in harbor.

He started his engine and motored over to a docking area. Unfortunately I did not get to see him taxi out of the harbor and take off.

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Chicken with feathered legs.

Here is an unexpected sight. This house was on the way up to the ski slope. Evidently the owner let his chickens out for a walk. Look at the thighs on these chicks. And the feathers on their feet. These chickens could not walk, they waddled around.

June 2007