Experiencing Alaska’s Midnight Sun
Photo Credit: Creative Commons Flickr Photo from Visit Anchorage PR ~ June 21 @ 11:30 p.m.
At 61º north, we are currently the farthest north we’ve yet to experience in our travels. We’re currently in Anchorage, Alaska and farther north than Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Saint Petersburg.
Living in Michigan most of my life, I understand the wonder of long summer nights. But, I’ve yet to encounter a summer night that lasts well into the wee hours of the morning, as they do here in Alaska in the height of the summer.
It’s the middle of May, and it’s very strange to be suffering a little jet lag, your body telling you it’s time to sleep, and your senses questioning that because the sun is still shining brightly outdoors. Our heads hit the pillow last night just after 11:00 p.m., and the sun was still peeking into our room around the edges of the drapes.
In fact, I felt kind of like the little child who can’t sleep because “it’s still light outside”. It took me quite a little while to drift off to sleep because my body knew the sun was still shining. Weird. Huh?
We won’t have much to share with you about Anchorage as we’re just here for one night, and then off for a train ride to Seward where we’ll jump aboard the Silversea Cruises Silver Shadow.
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