All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Beluga Point is a nice pullout spot along the Seward Highway. We hiked on a "secret" trail to get to this point. At certain times of the year the white whales, for which the point is named, can be seen in the water. The current in Turnagain Arm is incr...
Beluga Point is a nice pullout spot along the Seward Highway. We hiked on a "secret" trail to get to this point. At certain times of the year the white whales, for which the point is named, can be seen in the water. The current in Turnagain Arm is incredibly strong during the change of tides. During a full or new moon, a 6-foot high bore tide can be seen roaring up the large inlet. The inlet gets its name from Captain Cook's explorations; when he went up the inlet he learned it came to a dead end and he had to turn around again. The gray color of the water comes from the mud ground from the mountain by nearby glaciers.

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