Sunday, 29 November 2015

Matsu Valley impressions of the endless Alaskan wilderness

Driving through Matsu Valley provides travelers continuously changing landscapes of rivers, mountains, flowers and glaciers. Most glaciers are visible high in the mountains but occasionally you see glacier roots close to the highway. The melting ice water brings rivers to life and provides beautiful landscapes when the river becomes wider and contains less water.

At the side of the road, a series of letter boxes mark there are houses in the area. Most people live so far apart that the mailman is dropping the letters in one central place. Welcome to the endless Alaskan wilderness.

Rijden door de Matsu Valley biedt de reiziger een steeds veranderend landschap van rivieren, bergen, bloemen en gletsjers. De meeste gletsjers zijn zichtbaar hoog in de bergen maar af en toe loopt er ook een gletsjer uit tot nabij de snelweg. Het smeltende ijswater zorgt voor woelige rivieren en prachtige landschappen wanneer de rivier breder en droger wordt. 

Langs de weg staat een rij brievenbussen wat betekend dat er huizen in de buurt zijn. Veel mensen leven zo ver uit elkaar dat de postbode de brieven op een centrale deponeert. Welkom in de eindeloze natuur van Alaska. 
 
Matsu Valley

Matsu Valley

Matsu Valley

Matsu Valley flowers

Matsu Valley Knik river

Matsu Valley glacier

Matsu Valley glacier

Matsu Valley

Matsu Valley river

Matsu Valley river

Matsu Valley

Matsu Valley

Matsu Valley dunes

Matsu Valley Alaska

Matsu Valley

Matsu Valley letter boxes

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10 comments:

  1. Lovely images of a pristine landscape

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  2. Filip Alaska looks wonderfully. The nature is unspoilt. In Poland the Bieszczady Mountaind are the cleanest and unspoilt place in Poland and Europe

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  3. Beautiful landscape.
    We have letter boxes like that here in Tasmania...but of course not as many.

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  4. Wow!! What gorgeous landscapes, Filip! I did a cruise in Alaska in May this year. It was fabulous!!

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  5. Marvelous photos of this fantastic landscapes and nature. Gorgeous !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  6. schitterende landschappen Filip...
    en geen mens te zien

    groeten

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  7. Simply wonderful – and a lot of space.
    Best regards, Pepe

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  8. ongelooflijk mooi is dat!
    prachtige foto's!

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  9. I haven't visited Alaska yet, but I know that the views there are just amazing. You've shared just that beauty it offers!

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