The road to Valdez from Anchorage using the Glenn and Richardson highway I made was a correct decision. This super view along both highways never to regret any rider. Glenn highway, however, has slightly more traffic than Richardson because Glenn leads you to Tok and out of Alaska while Richardson brings you to dead end town called Valdez.
I purposely want to see Valdez. In 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound and spill 11 million gallon of crude oil and a devastating environment disaster in the history of tanker. A new International Maritime Organisation Convention ensued. New rules and regulation concerning tanker construction, safe operation and training needs.
I am blessed to have a deep study on this incident during my studies. Alhamdulilah. I got to see Valdez now. A new chapter of scene, though the reminder of the accident lingers to all seafarers.
|Glacier at Chugach Range Alaska|
|Helmet n Glacier|
|Welcome to Valdez|
|Approaching Thompson Pass|
|Thompson Pass few kilometers before Valdez|
|Valdez in the yester years|
|Rain rain rain in Valdez|
|Clean Valdez waters|
|Valdez waters in 1989|
|Salmon spawning season found in Valdez|