Back to the Wilderness Lodge
After our beers we were rested and we walked back up Main Street to wait for a coach back to Wilderness Lodge. A coach arrived but this was not the one to be taking us back. We sat under the nearby awnings and waited until at 2.15 another coach arrived.
We boarded and avoided the front seats after our experience with the moose on the way down.
By 2.25 pm the coach was for then ready to leave. There were passengers who arrive just as the doors closed. They were told they would have to wait an hour. Clearly being at the stop at the recommended 15 minutes early was a good idea.
The journey back was uneventful. At the entrance to the Lodge the diversions were all gone. The wrecked pick up truck could clearly be seen abandoned at the side of the road.
We had skipped lunch except for our beers and ice creams so an early dinner was needed. This would then give us time to pack for our next coach trip down to Anchorage.
Base Camp for a late lunch
Unlike the day before the Base Camp restaurant was empty. We opted to sit outside on the deck in the sunshine. We shared a plate of nachos and I had yet another burger. My better choice would have been a Cobb salad. The Alaskan Amber beer was however the right choice.
We took our time between courses and just enjoyed the great views of Dinali and being in the sunshine.
We walked down to have a better look at the Luscombe Silvaire …
… and the fire pits were being put to good use as we passed on our way back.
The Main Lodge was one of the places where I could get Wi-Fi and as we left I accidentally managed to take my phone off Airplane Mode. The text message from Vodafone announced a £6 pound charge as we walked back to our building!
Once there we packed our one suitcase and sorted ourselves out ready for travel to the Anchorage and then we had an early night.