Thursday, April 19, 2012

Anchorage's Dangerous Tides

Having always lived inland, I
spent many blissful moments next to 
the ocean and the docks watching with
 Sealand Shipping
That's me.

I got so excited that I nearly wet my
pants when a Navy ship (forgot
to take a photo)
docked in Anchorage. The Captain gave me 
a tour and asked me to
dinner. Well, I was young,
single and a fairly
attractive blonde. I never
thought of myself as a hottie
because I always had that
extra 7 pounds on my butt.

He told me that the tides
in Anchorage inlet moved
so quickly that they had
to keep the engines
running at 4 knots just
to keep stationary.

During the 1964 Alaskan
earth quake, a whole 
subdivision of homes fell
into the inlet never to
be recovered.


claire said...

lol you should come visit me. Felixstowe is one of (if not he) biggest container port in Europe!

NanaDiana said...

You looked like a hottie to me! lol What a fascinating part of your life- xo Diana

Cranberry Morning said...

Fascinating is right! And yikes about the earthquake.

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