Yes it was almost 6 weeks ago that I was in Valdez, but I’ve been busy. Now that winter approaches and I’m hunkering down in Fairbanks, I’ll have time to do some catch up posts and Valdez was too awesome a destination not to get its own post.
Valdez has it all, scenic beauty, an amazing boat harbor, bears and of course you get to see where the Alaska Pipeline ends 800 miles from Prudhoe Bay. It survived a major earthquake in 1964, well sort of, the old town site was destroyed and they had to move the city but it was completely rebuilt and is currently a thriving port, fishing village, tourist destination and oil town. I absolutely loved it!