Great Land of Alaska

New Pictures Added March 11, 2014

Wildlife: Plants & Flowers

Devil's Club

Devil's club
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This plant may look benign from a distance, but its stems and leaves are covered with many sharp spines, making it a plant that you definitely want to avoid. It has had many medicinal uses throughout Alaskan culture.

Towns & Cities; Rural Communities

Seldovia

Seldovia is a small Sugpiaq village located on the southern shore of Kachemak Bay, across the bay from Homer. In August of 2012, I spent a week chaperoning some youth at a culture camp. During that week we camped on the beach across a small bay from Sedovia.

Downtown Seldovia
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Downtown Seldovia
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Downtown Seldovia
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Inns overlooking bay
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Inns overlooking bay
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Seldovia boat harbor
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Despite being a somewhat rural community, Seldovia is short airplane or boat ride away and so receives many visitors during the summer tourist season. Therefore, the town is pretty visitor-friendly with a paved main road, accessible shops, a hotel, and several inns and bed & breakfasts.
Old worm-eaten piling
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Decayed barge on shore
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Old rusted drum on beach
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Many artifacts from Seldovia's recent history are found on the beaches and shores, including old worm-eaten pilings, abandoned barges, and discarded incinerators.
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Seldovia seen through arch
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A couple views of Seldovia from across the bay, from the beach and through the arch at Elephant Rock.

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