When the savage winds lay down and the ice is only on distant glaciers Turnagain Arm is like a bit of heaven.
This is a 2 frame panorama from the other evening.
Turnagain Arm was named by William Bligh of HMS Bounty fame. Bligh served as Captain James Cook’s Sailing Master on his 3rd and final voyage, with the aim to discover the Northwest Passage.
Upon reaching the head of Cook Inlet, Bligh was of the opinion that both Knik Arm and Turnagain Arm were the mouths of rivers and not the opening to the Northwest Passage. Under Cook’s orders Bligh organized a party to travel up Knik Arm, which quickly returned to report Knik Arm indeed led only to a river.
Afterwards a second party was dispatched up Turnagain Arm and it too returned to report only a river lay ahead. As a result of this frustration the second body of water was given the disingenuous name Turn Again. Early maps label Turnagain Arm as the Turnagain River.