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Travel Blogs from Seward
... bay where the rough water was. Tally on the day:
Bald Eagles (3--one from the train)
Dall Porpoises (4)
Harbor Seals (5)
Orca Whales (5)
Rhinoceros Auklets (maybe 30)
Sea Otters (14)
Humpback Whale (1)
Common Murre (dozen or so?)
Stellar Sea Lion (2--very endangered)
Horned Puffin (30 or so)
Tufted Puffin (6 or so)
Silver Salmon (1--jumping)
Porcupine 1 ...
... exploring the small boat harbor. We stayed at the Best Western Edgewater Inn. Our room overlooked Resurrection Bay where we saw the cruise ships leave. We had halibut for dinner at Christos and then went to the Alaska Sea Life Center. We enjoyed the sea bird area with a King Eider and puffins. Lulu, the Giant Pacific octopus, was tending to her 30,000 eggs. In the wild, only one or two of the eggs would survive. The harbor seals were fun to watch ...
... of the glacier splitting and falling. We did get a little bit of calving action shot in both still and video modes so we certainly enjoyed that spot.
Cory served us a lunch of a turkey w/cheese and cranberry sauce (from the Safeway deli; all of us thought they were quite good), chips, sodas, cookies, and reindeer sausage, cheese, and crackers (multiple times). Joe ...
... goodbye to new friends, Josh and I got in the truck and took off, bound for Seward. We had been planning a fishing/hunting trip. I had never been fishing yet, and was excited to try it out. We also heard that Seward was a great place for black bear, so we decided to try our luck hunting one out in the mountains behind the prison.
We arrived in Seward and decided to check out our campsite, a gravel camping ground next to Spring Creek, right across the ...
... to no avail, as it had dived down into the depths, but suddenly we were surrounded with porpoises, which decided that we were OK and not a threat to them, so they started to play with us - jumping and diving in groups of three or more. Suddenly the orcas would surface. Orcas have a long black fin, but they do not show a a tail when they dive, so we had to look for fins.
After a while, it was time to move on and to continue our merry way to the Gulf of ...