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North America » United States » Alaska » Seward September 4th 2021

Today was my last day in Seward and it was pretty relaxing. I slept in and ate a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. The only thing on my agenda for today was a visit to the Alaska Sea Life Center. The Sea Life Center is at the other end of town from my hotel. To get there I walked along the coastal walkway, a nice paved path that winds through campgrounds and along the coast with amazing views the entire way. There were lots of families sitting down to breakfast next to their campers or out walking their dogs. There are signs along the path with information on Seward and the nature surrounding it. Several focus on the earthquake of 1964. It was a 9.2 earthquake, the second largest ever recorded, and the quake plus resulting ... read more
Sea Life Center
Fun Covid Sign
Fish

North America » United States » Alaska » Seward September 3rd 2021

Let me get this out of the way, I did not puke on the boat! Several others did, I did not. Got your attention there. Today was spent in the very capable hands of Captain Kaylee and First Mate Tammy on board the Viewfinder, a small vessel that is part of Major Marine Tours. Our destination today was Northwestern Glacier and all the sites along the way during our 8.5 hour tour. I chose to sit outside so I didn't have to wear a mask the entire trip (although the mask did double as a way to keep my face warm later in to the ride) and so it would be easy to step to the side of the boat for photos. I took 437, plus several videos on my phone. Tammy started us out with ... read more
Fjords Tour
Humpback Whale Tail
Puffin!

North America » United States » Alaska » Seward September 2nd 2021

Today I took the Coastal Classic train to Seward and hiked to Exit Glacier. Both were amazing! The day started early. Honestly I was up at 2 AM (5 AM Chicago time) and couldn't go back to sleep. So I had a snack and did some reading. Finally it was 5:30 and time to check out and head over to the train depot to check in. A light rain was falling but the walk to the depot was 5 minutes so I decided to walk rather than use the shuttle. They have a handy luggage check right outside the depot and will tag your bag with the hotel name so it goes straight from the train to the hotel on arrival. A few minutes later I had my boarding pass and fancy Gold Star pin. Car ... read more
Train Scenes
Train Scenes
Train Scenes

North America » United States » Alaska » Seward June 15th 2018

We all agree that Seward is a picturesque village, well worth a few days stay on your Alaskan tour. We were lucky to see two consecutive days of blue skies. The first was spent on a train from Anchorage, passing the turn again arm, glaciers and lakes. This was the third of our Alaskan Railroad train rides and, as we had been told, it was the best of the three. We left Anchorage early after arriving late the night before. So, we saw none of Anchorage, which was a bit of a shame. Ray stayed in Anchorage for 4 nights instead of seeing Seward with us. He’ll have to fill us in when we catch up with him tomorrow. All that we noticed was the bike path that went next to the coast and looked inviting ... read more
In front of the train
One of the glaciers
Cool Reflections

North America » United States » Alaska » Seward September 4th 2017

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North America » United States » Alaska » Seward July 11th 2017

Bonjour à tous, Encore une journée assez exceptionnelle par la beauté des paysages. Nous sommes ce soir à Seward, 200km au sud d'Anchorage, dans Kenai Peninsula. Un gros port de pêche principalement axé sur le saumon (pacifique) et le flétan à cette époque de l'année, et le king crabe en hiver. Juste pour info. Superficie de l'Alaska 1 717 854 km2, 3 fois la France, et 750 000 habitants. Mais comme depuis plusieurs jours nous sommes dans ce type de paysage, les superlatifs commencent à me manquer. Un conseil à tous venez le vivre, venez le voir. Et demain on continue dans ce décor de Pacifique et de montagnes Pour ceux qui suivent son blogue, Pier vous fera vivre notre journée. https://pierlalonde.wixsite.com/parallele66 Donc pour changer un peu, ce soir, je vais vous raconter quelques anecdotes sur ... read more
quelle décor!!!!
je l'envisage pour Bron
je m'y vois

North America » United States » Alaska » Seward June 18th 2017

As light as the sky is in the morning, we seem to have no problem rising by 5AM; which, as it turns out was plenty of time to get to mass a block away at the 7:30AM mass at the cathedral. The service was quite nice and friendly; but, this was obviously not the mass with a choir or music or singing and even the hymns were spoken. A family of ten sat in the pew bench in front of us and the five boys and three girls ranging in age from two to eighteen were all very well behaved; well, the 2ndto youngest did get into a bit of trouble though we have no idea what he did wrong. However he must have done something to annoy his mother, and she just gave him a ... read more
View from Train
Spencer Glacier
View from Train

North America » United States » Alaska » Seward June 9th 2017

Seward gets alot of rain! We spent the day touring down town. Visited the aquatic center. Excellent. Did a litte shopping. Stopped in the brewery to fill a growler. Very relaxing enjoyable day.... read more

North America » United States » Alaska » Seward June 8th 2017

Spent the day exploring. Drove down Resurrection Bay. So amazing! so many ships in harbor. Went​ for a walk along the bay too, Got a few groceries went home and grilled steaks. Sat outside again. This fresh air and altitude is invigorating!.... read more

North America » United States » Alaska » Seward June 7th 2017

I've heard so much about the beauty of the Seward Hwy and it exceeded my expectations!! Gorgeous mountains and phenomenal glacier lakes and rivers all see green and so clear.! Spectacular!! Got situated in our cabin on Kenai Lake. 2nd dry camp, no electricity, no running water and a luxurious outhouse. Very secluded. Large deck with a chimera and virtually no bugs.. Rainy loved it! Sat out there every night, my idea of paradise. Grilled hamburgers and finished off a growler. Life is good... .BTW Rainy been excellent. Not sick of the driving yet and has been very well behave. Can't imagine the trip without her.... read more
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