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Travel Blogs from Anchorage
We were up early with breakfast at Safeway and then onto the Sealife Center in Seward. We were able to touch a variety of sea creatures. We also listened to a presentation on the rehabilitation that they do for the animals they rescue throughout Alaska. We saw a sea lion up close and lots of birds.
After we left Seward we were heading …
Miles: 405 Weather: ******! They say all things come to an end - especially the goods ones. Well, our string of good weather came to an abrupt, in our faces (literally) end. The plan was to travel to Healy just north of the Denali park entrance and spend the night and possibly go in to the park the next day. Nope. As we headed out from Fairbanks on …
... that were in better shape. I grabbed a crew member and requested they service them and realized that someone had been in one of the bathrooms for a long time. Joe informed us it was the waitress.
Pretty soon a crew member is knocking on the door asking for Crystal. No response. By now we can hear their radios and the conductor has been called. He requested the man continue knocking to check ...
... off the kayaks the water taxi picked us back up. About half way back, Caroline and I happened to be out on the bow when the energetic captain spotted three porpoises. Ha! They followed us, we followed them, and we tried in vane to take pictures good enough to capture memorable moment. It was a perfect end to a great outing. After arriving we were dropped off at the train station for our 4-hour trip back to Anchorage. This was the opposite of speed and ...
... summer was bleeding away and that the delights of Anchorage city were also accessible in colder times – while sea kayaking, halibut fishing and midnight rambling under a hot Alaskan sun were not - we grabbed a rent-a-wreck and ran away to Homer for an extended weekend. My new work colleagues were out enjoying summer and office was empty so a few days in the sun exploring key Alaskan resource management issues seemed like a sound investment.
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