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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 …
... lady told us the flight was nearly empty. Worked out really well for us as she turned a blind eye to my luggage that was 5 pounds over, plus we each got 3 seats to ourselves. Who says virgins don't deliver?
Flight was good, we each had a window plus the 2 seats next to us so managed to lie down a bit during our red eye express. Never been on a plane so empty in my life, seriously there were only about 20 passengers on ...
... overgrown with wildflowers. This part of the Kenai Peninsula is dotted with small Russian villages, including several built by a strange sect of Russian Orthodoxy, the Old Believers - but more of that later.
As mentioned in an earlier posting, the town of Seldovia across Kachemak Bay from Homer was founded as a Russian herring fishing village and was in the early 20th Century, the largest and most prosperous town in the ...
... our birthday celebration back at the house sitting around the kitchen.
There were photos taken of the birthday boy as well of a couple of American Native women in the living room hanging out in front of the large baleen that Maryellen has hanging on the wall. Now baleen is a filter-feeder system that is inside the mouths of baleen whales. It pretty much works when a whale opens its mouth underwater and the water pours into the whale’s mouth. The whale ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center