Travel Blogs from Seward
... book/check-in passengers that are staying at our wilderness lodge on the island and kayakers that are going out to the island for the day to kayak. As an employee of KFT we can go on these tours for free if there is space, so I figured I should give it a try so I can better explain/sell the tours. It was a perfect day! Calm waters and no rain, about 60 degrees outside. My friend and I hopped aboard the boat to get to the island. On our way we were able to see ...
... thing I really wanted to see. To my delight we spent many minutes watching them; they look like such cute creatures, lying about on their backs in the sea like sunbathers then lazily turning over and swimming a few feet before lounging about again but apparently they are, to quote a crew member, "really mean"! I am still fascinated by them though, & love the expressions on their little faces.
The air ...
... 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 ...
... glacier was "calving" which means that chunks of ice were falling into the water. Even if you did not see the chunks fall, you could hear them.
Unfortunately, I cannot send any pictures because something happened when I tried to transfer the pictures from the camera to the computer and they did not transfer. Hopefully, I will get that figured ...
... back pack and a shotgun, and we were constantly getting caught up on the trees we were crawling under. The GPS said we had only gone two miles, but it felt like five. Even Josh said this was the hardest terrain he has ever been through, and I readily agreed. We reach a steep cliff and stopped. The strong scent of bear was lingering, meaning there was a bear right infront of us somewhere. We attempted to jump from this cliff to the one right next to it, but ...