The flight from McCarthy to Cordova follows the Copper River into Prince William Sound. An abandoned railway runs along the river, but there is no road and the scenery is not accessible to most travelers. Pictures like this were taken by simply holding the camera outside the window and shooting blindly.
"Cordova Municipal" Airport sits on a lake. The runway is visible in the background and is relatively short. We felt a little like we were landing on an aircraft carrier, with water on both ends of the gravel strip. To get fuel we needed to taxi on the highway to the pumps, which also service float planes.
Aircraft on roads have the right-of-way in Alaska, but signs help remind motorists to be cautious rounding the curve.
A small Citabria taxis past our plane on its way to the fuel pump.