Christie at Duck Flats

Christie Brinkley | Duck Flats | Vogue

Duck Flats was a swampy location outside of Anchorage, Alaska which was a popular place for hunters. As beautiful an area as it was, it also smelled; I mean it really had an odor about it!

Each day we would leave Anchorage, and go by helicopter or float plane to our location for that day. Alaska has locations as exotic, and beautiful as any I've seen.

One day we shot aboard the Ocean Ranger, what was then the world's largest semi-submersible oil drilling rig. We were given a tour which included seeing the escape submarines in the event of a calamity. Several years later a calamity occurred; actually it was a disaster. The Ocean Ranger sank in a storm, and all lives were lost (79 men).