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Travel Blogs from Seward
What a difference a day makes! We heard from the crew that the boat tour on Friday had to turn back before getting to the really good stuff, but the weather was great on Saturday and we had a fantastic day. Wildlife was exceptional, including sea otters, whales, mountain goats, stellar sea lions, and harbor seals, with the highlight being Dalls porpoises which came and swam alongside the boat for several minutes. Lots of birds, including bald eagles, kittiwakes, murres, ...
... and sort of Velcro hooves, and about life in Alaska.
After lunch in our van, it finally stopped raining so we continued on up the Seward Highway, stopping at the Estes Brothers grocery to admire the historic knife-grinding waterwheel with the sign, “Moose Pass is a peaceful little town. If you have an axe to grind, do it here”. We had been told by other guests at Stony Creek that the ...
... out to open ocean to round the tip of Aialik Cape into Aialik Bay. Jeff up to second level of boat to try and feel better. Poor boy. Meanwhile I think the rock 'n roll is fun! Disclaimer: unless in the marine head, then not fun at all.
On our way to a tidewater glacier the captain spotted a small pod of Killer whales or orcas as they call them. About 3 or 4 in the pod. The Japanese tourists onboard were very, very excited and ...
... to come, I hope. We have a full day at sea tomorrow, we should have found our sea-legs by then.
We wandered round the ship to get our bearings and find out where everything is before turning in for the night.
19.50 Passenger boat drill completed
20.10 Vessel undocked and underway to Glacier Bay
Weather SSE fresh breeze, clear skies, moderate visibility 16c
... Creek converge to walk a short trail. This is where prospectors found gold in 1895.
We arrived in Seward which was named for William Seward who negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 for 2¢ per acre. The town is sandwiched between Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Mountains. Its population is approximately 3,000, but the town swells to 25,000 every 4th of July when runners hit the trail to the summit of Mt. Marathon. We spent ...