17. Aug, 2016

14.08.16-16.08.16 Talkeetna, Alaska to Soldotna, Alaska.

Leaving Talkeetna, it was overcast and chilly, so at our first stop, we used the drive-thru coffee hut, to buy warming drinks! Then, past Anchorage, we rode into more drizzly and misty weather, and what was a much busier area, with both traffic and tourists.

Riding alongside the Beluga Inlet was the first time we had seen and smelt the sea since New York, and it was great to see the Alaska Railroad following the coastline as closely as we were on the road. It all made for a very mystical ride, with cloud topped mountains and a lot of people stopping for hikes, and photos.

We chose to stay on the Kenai Peninsula, at a lodge by a lake, and have found ourselves the perfect lake to rest and recuperate at present. This suddenly seems more important than anything else, even if it means having to forgo any beautiful sights outside the vicinity, or looking for the brown bears that are apparently frequently seen in this area.

We've taken the opportunity to completely unpack the bike, and re-organise, plus using the washer, and the dryer, for washing our extremely filthy bike suits. I write this at midday, and can already feel the draw of the road coming, we'd love to visit Homer, perhaps we can summon the energy after all ......