Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cook Inlet

A beautiful view of the "Sleeping Lady" or Mt. Susitna.  Overlooking
Cook Inlet, with the second highest tide in the world (38 feet).  On a clear day North 
America's highest peak, Denali (MT Mckinley) stands majestically to the north.

Legend tells us that a millennia ago, the Great Land known as Alaska was inhabited by a race of giants.  Among these people was a beautiful young maiden and a handsome young man whose devotion to each other was admired by all the villagers.  Wedding preparations were underway when word reached the village of a warring tribe approaching from the north. 
After a village council it was decided that the young man would bring gifts to the invaders to show the peaceful and friendly intentions of the villagers.  Keeping herself busy while waiting for the young man's return, the maiden eventually grew tired and laid down to rest.
Soon after, word reached the village that the invaders rejected the offer of peace and a battle ensued in which the young man was killed.  The villagers, gazing at the sleeping maiden, did not have the heart to wake her. 
So there she rests today, still waiting for news of peace and the return of her love 

1 comment:

  1. I love this photo! I have been to Anchorage numerous times and haven't ever seen Denali. But Sleeping Lady is so lovely as well!