Saturday, July 2, 2016

We got settled into our campground in Anchorage yesterday and had an afternoon to spend touring around the city. We have always had a fascination with seaplanes and decided to drive over to Lake Hood Float Plane base. Lake Hood is the worlds busiest seaplane base handling an average of 190 flights per day. Picture in your mind a harbor with a large number of moored boats and you will get the sense of what Lake Hood looks like. Each seaplane has a dock just like other water crafts.

Docked seaplane

The lake is land locked and has no access to Cook Inlet. Take a look at this Google Map aerial view of Lake Hood.

Notice that Lake Hood is adjacent to Ted Stevens International Airport and not far from Cook Inlet. We spent at least an hour there watching the seaplanes take off and land.

Seaplane taking off

Landing approach

Touching down

Up close of touch down

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