Trip Start Jun 19, 2009
31Trip End Jul 26, 2009
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OK, I learned to kayak today. I think it is easier on the muscles than paddling a canoe. I didn't fall in, and I managed to stay reasonably dry. However, I did have to try to remember to keep my arms in the right position to keep from splashing water on myself. Even after four hours of kayaking, this paddling motion did not become quite comfortable.
It was a different experience to see wildlife from water level than from a tour boat, We saw 4 sea otters (one let us get quite close), at least 7 harbor seals, 3 bald eagles, and several species of sea birds
The motel tonight is older, but our room is spacious, more like a suite. We have two large bedrooms with a bathroom in between. This is a nice change from our cute, but cramped, quarters the night before.
I am tired tonight, but it is a good kind of feeling. It's only 8:30 and I will not mind turning in early. I have just uploaded quite a few pictures to catch up this blog. Tomorrow will be a rather long drive: backtrack along the Kenai Peninsula, back through Anchorage, and then north to Talkeetna.