Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stewart, Hyder

Friday, as we drove down (south) the western route of Alaska through B.C.,  we decided to make one last run to the coast - and Alaska.
                                                                      So we turned west and drove toward Stewart and Hyder, which are at the end of the Portland inlet, one of many inlets along the Inland Passage. 
               We had to drive through Stewart to Hyder (it is on a little spit of land, and in late morning was under the shadow of the mountain it is nested against)....It was muddy, a few houses - and the bears, which come down to feed where the river dumps into the inlet, were no-shows.

                   Hyder:

Hyder
So we came back to Stewart, where there were many people milling around on the street. (Interestingly enough, although we had been in Hyder less than twenty minutes, we got the usual border interrogation from Customs, trying to "re-enter" B.C.
We had a great breakfast at the Silverado. I only wish the Toaster Museum had been open.

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