June 30 – July 1, 2009 Seward and Resurrection Bay

Our travels on Tuesday (30th) took us past the Chugach Mountains:

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Turnagain Arm and the Mud Flats:

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Towards the Kenai Mountains and Glaciers:

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Over Moose Pass

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And into Seward with a place right on the water (pictures below).  As we were setting up, we got acquainted with some of our neighbors and talked about this upcoming weekend.  On Saturday, there is a race up Marathon Mountain as well as fireworks, parade, and stuff going on all over town.  We were told that there will be an extra 25,000 people here by Friday – oh my!!!!   It should be interesting..

We found the local Legion and stopped by and had a great time.  We also found the Elks but they will not be open until Friday.  And we finished the evening with a great campfire on the beach.

Miles Traveled:

Routes Traveled:  141 Miles

Alaska:  AK-1 (Glenn Highway); AK-9 (Seward Highway)

On Wednesday (July 1), we first stopped at the visitor center to pick up some info, then checked out the laundry (I think I will wait until next week when I am closer to Anchorage), and at the hardware store for gold pans (yes we are going to try again – :-))

After lunch we walked into the touristy part of town but first a picture of our site:

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How about this view (our MH is directly below the boat):

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And more views along the way:

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The mountain they will climb on Saturday:

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Andy – The Self Appointed Harbor Master:

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The small boat harbor:

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A harbor seal (he was after lots of fish – :-))):

07-01-09 Seward 032  More views:

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Our bald eagle:

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How about this little otter:

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Every day so far we watch the sea otters and the harbor seals, playing and eating, and swimming all around the bay.  Last night Andy and the neighbor watched orca’s come into the bay (I missed it – fell asleep).

We booked a boat tour tomorrow to tour Resurrection Bay so stay tuned.  And, of course, a great campfire night.

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I will leave you with one last picture:

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Until tomorrow.

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