Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Seward by the Sea

We  will be staying in the beautiful Kenai Pennisula for the next few weeks or so. Our next stop is Seward, which is the gateway to the world famous Keani Fjords National Park. As we did our previous trip we stayed at one of the City Parks which are all right on Resurrection Bay. We first stayed at Marathon Campground where we got one of the last front row sites.

Cruise ships are here most days, arriving early morning, usually before we are up. Then they leave early evening.
We were close enough to walk into the quaint town to walk around at the shops and where we ate out a few times. We ate at ChinookWaterfront several times. The first time we had the best Mac and Cheese we ever had. It had smoked scallops, pancetta, red onions and several types of cheese. Sooo Goood!!! We had steamed clams the second time and shared a fish plate with salmon, crab,etc. Not quite as good but still yummy.

Some of the many murals in Seward

Below is the library. We sat in the car in front to take advantage of their wifi as we couldn't get any reception from our site.

One day we drove out to Exit Glacier for a hike. Exit Glacier is a glacier derived from the Harding Icefield. There are a few different trails, some that go all the way to the base of the Glacier. We took one that didn't go that far but with a good view. There were signs on the way with dates showing how far the Glacier went that particular year. It has receded quite a bit.

    1. I took a few pictures fronm the road as well. It is pretty dramatic with all the cloud coverage.

    After a few days we moved down to another city camping spot down near the Alaska Sea Center. It is a small campground with only five sites but again right on the water. 

One day a gentleman was cleaning some fish he caught. He was throwing the inners out to the birds which ended up attracting a bald eagle. Pretty awesome!!

This Eagle got some fish for dinner

The next post will have our visit to the Aquarium as well as an interesting dinner cruise to Fox Island.

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