Made it safely to Anchorage after a right carry on with flights. Were due to leave Tuntutuliak at 9a.m, but by 10.30a.m we called the airline only to find they had us booked for the 1p.m flight. No real problem, but then at 11a.m they called to let us know they’d be landing at 11.30a.m. Fine, fine. 5 minutes later our taxi driver tells us he’ll be 10 minutes…
So, here’s a few photos. This first one is the sunrise this morning across the back of the school buildings, and then another photo showing just how lovely the little aircraft was that we flew out on. Was the same kinda plane that flew me in to the village, though since there wasn’t as much cargo, we had a ton of room in the back two seats!
This is the view looking back on Tuntutuliak as we were taking off. There’s a load of other photos I took during the flight showing just how much (or little!) there is out here:
And here’s the two of us all wrapped up warm. Shame about the inflight movie – was no trolley service either… Least the pilot turned round half-way down the runway and shouted “You guys got your seatbelts on, yeah?”
But we got into Bethel without problems, had a nice Italian meal at a place called Dimitri’s, then headed up to Anchorage. Luckily we’d checked in early at the flight was overbooked. After calling for the shuttle to pick us up, the Millenium Hotel is really very smart. The hallways are all decorated with excellent photos + paintings, along with many stuffed animals – didn’t realise how big things like mountain goats, wolves, and moose actually were until I saw these things! Would recommend the Moose Lounge – excellent food, and they topped up our drinks 4 times and they don’t charge extra!
But. hopefully the weather will be good tomorrow for the flight-seeing tour!