Monday, November 17, 2014

Oregon to Alaska

Work trip to Fairbanks, Alaska! Had a lovely time sketching out the window of the airplane as we connected the travel dots today.

Lift-off from Portland Airport; volcanic trio; then watching the Columbia River drain into the Pacific Ocean.
Minimalist coastlines of British Columbia shift to dramatic mountain ranges. 
Envying odd peaks out the far side of the plane, then the landscape gets rugged under my side of the plane too.
Descent into Anchorage
Even lower over Anchorage. Sunlight reflects off ponds; snow-capped peaks; low angle of sun behind trees casts dramatic shadows on the water.
The fabulous mountain view from Anchorage airport.
Lifting off from Anchorage, en route to Fairbanks: already the sky turning golden with sunset at 2:30 in the afternoon!