Travel Blogs from Seward
... experience. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to share the sounds. The engines were shut down so we could listen to the thundering ice cracking and hear the incredible splashes from the much calving (large chunks of glacier sliding into the water) going on. This left all four of us silent (some would have said an impossible task). When we leave the glacier we head back to Fox Island for a buffet dinner of salmon, prime ...
Once again, we got up early and ate breakfast at the B&B, but today we headed southeast to Seward to take one of the Kenai Fjords Tours. It rained the whole way there, and when we got to the reservation desk to pick up our tickets, they were telling everyone that the seas were unusually rough and they may have to turn the boat around if too many people became nauseous. Well, that was an auspicious ...
We left Anchorage yesterday and are now on the Kenai Peninsula (south of Anchorage). The guidebook says that when you leave Anchorage for Kenai (Alaska's Playground), "it's time to go Bearfooting". Apparently, bearfooting is used as a verb that means having a good time on the road.....! So we must be having a good time!
Anchorage is not such a great city - bit uninteresting, and has the usual sad, big town things - like vagrants on the sidewalks. The buildings are ...
... The waters were just too dangerous. We were sad, but knew that it was the right thing to do. We arrived in Seward at about 2:00 pm, four hours early. We were given a refund of $160 on a visa giftcard. We were surprised to have the money, and put it to good use.
We checked into our room at Hotel Seward. It had a great view of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding mountains. We made sure to take the Hotel Seward pens ...
... to get cought-up in windy situations on a kayak in the cold Alaskan waters of Resurrection Bay. Rick Brown is the only tour guide open in the winter season and I found him by talking to the barman Devin. We had a 2 hour hike this morning with his dog. In the afternoon I hiked on the "Lost Lake" trail, Rick had given me some bear spray just in case....but I didn't run into any bears.
Other places to stay in Seward
1412 4th Avenue, Seward | 2 star hotelfrom $93
- Spectacular View
- Best room to offer for off season / Expensive during summer season
- Great off-season value
202 5th Avenue, Seward | 3 star hotelfrom $88
- Very Unhappy with the hotel
- Keep looking
- Location is good.
221 5th Avenue, Seward | 2 star hotelfrom $132
804 Third Ave, Seward | 2 star hotelfrom $108
308 Adams St., Seward | Hotelfrom $49
31772 Hermann Leirer Road, Seward | 3 star hotelfrom $162