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Aug 6, 2019 - Finally to Seward

Pacific Power Group called early to say they would probably have our motorhome repaired by this afternoon. So, we packed up the car and checked out of Grand View Hotel and drove to Anchorage to sit in their waiting room the rest of the day to wait. Finally, at 6:45 pm we were back on the road and Larry said we should go to Seward since we missed it last time in 2017. We traveled approximately 130 miles arriving at 9 pm to a very full City Campground. They are first come first serve, no reservations. Things were looking pretty bleak but at...

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Jul 29, 2019 - Seward, Alaska

WOW! That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about our time in Seward. Another one of our very favorite places along our journey. Again, we were very lucky in that we got a space to camp right on the water. Ron and Tina were with us for this leg as Larry and Cheryl were once again having problems with their rig and had to be towed again for repairs. Seward is a small town that packs a big punch with plenty to see and do. Seward is located at the head of Resurrection Bay, a stunning fjord on the Gulf of Alaska. Seward is home...

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Alaska 2019

Jul 16, 2019 - Seward

We arrived in Seward and immediately made reservations to take a boat tour of the Kenai Fjords, tomorrow morning. Our 8 hour tour of the Fjords included lunch snacks and a Prime Rib and Salmon dinner on Fox Island. This was a very scenic tour, we took lots of pictures and it is mostly wildlife and landscape. Hope the pictures do it justice, it was beautiful. Visited Exit Glacier today. Exit Glacier got its name from being the exit for the first recorded crossing of the Harding Icefield in 1968. Snowfall on the Harding Icefield that feeds...

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North to Alaska 2019

Jun 6, 2019 - Blog Sixteen - The Cruise Part One and Seward

Blog Sixteen – Seward and the Cruise Part One Monday 03 June 2019 Another sleep in today however we were still up, had brekkie by 9:00 and out of the hotel for a walk by 9:30. We headed up 5th as we needed a couple of small things for the next couple of weeks and visited Home Depot on 6th. We were after a luggage strap or two for our new big arse bag and while they have them online, no luck at the actual store. To Nordstrom but again no luck. We would equate Nordstrom with David Jones – a lot of stuff but not really our place. Back to our...

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May 27, 2019 - Seward

Ship got into Seward at 5:00 AM this morning got tied up and people were free to start disembarkation at 6:30 in assigned groups my group got to leave a 8:15 so had time for a nice breakfast in the main dinning room. We have traveled 1693.1 Nautical miles since we left Vancouver a week ago. Off the ship picked up my luggage and got the free shuttle to my hotel checked my bags then headed out to check out some of the small town. Had some lunch at a local restaurant ( had a Halibut sandwich and fries) then back to hotel at noon got a early...

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Another adventure

Aug 23, 2018 - Seward

We left Ninilchik and drove to Seward on Sunday. It was only about 130 miles and is a beautiful drive up and across the Kenai Peninsula to Seward which is on the east side of the peninsula. Seward is on Resurrection Bay and is really a pretty town. The earthquake of Good Friday in 1974 (9.2 in the Richter Scale) devastated the town and harbor with over 4 minutes of shaking and multiple tsunamis which wiped out the waterfront area. Since then they have moved the port area to the inland end of the harbor and all along the waterfront no main...

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Aug 15, 2018 - Day 13 Kenai continued

Another source of awe and amazement today was the abundant wildlife that we were privileged to see in their native habitat - harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters, birds, and especially the whales! Actually most of the whales we saw today were really dolphins! I found out later that Orcas or Killer Whales are part of the dolphin family. They were given the name "killer" by ancient sailors from observing groups of orcas hunting and preying on larger whale species. They called them "whale killer" and somehow it got turned around to "killer...

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Living Our Dream

Aug 15, 2018 - Day 13 - Kenai Fjords National Park

National Geographic describes Kenai Fjords National Park this way: "Distill the essence of coastal Alaska into one place - wild, dynamic, and scenic, rich with the signature of glaciers, light with the marks of people, unforgiving in stormy seas, unforgettable in warm sunshine - and you have Kenai Fjords, the smallest national park in Alaska. Here the south-central part of the state tumbles into the Gulf of Alaska; here the land challenges the sea with talonlike peninsulas and rocky headlands, while the sea itself reaches inland with long...

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Living Our Dream

Aug 14, 2018 - Day 12 - Glacier Day

Seward is a small community nestled between Resurrection Bay, a fjord of the Gulf of Alaska, and the Kenai Mountains. It was named for U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward, who orchestrated the U.S. purchase of Alaska from the Russian Empire in 1867. The price was 7 million dollars which amounted to 2 cents an acre. At that time, it was the subject of ridicule, being called "Seward's Folly", Seward's Icebox", and "Polar Bear Garden". Settlement from the U.S. got off to a slow start until the discovery of gold in 1898 brought a rapid...

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Living Our Dream

Aug 13, 2018 - Day 11 - From the City to the Sea

First stop this morning after leaving the hotel was the Alaska Experience Theatre. Unfortunately we were too early to see any of the presentations so our experience of the earthquake was limited to viewing the exhibits in the lobby which were very worthwhile. The 1964 Alaska earthquake which struck the Anchorage area on Good Friday, March 27 at 5:36 p.m. measured 9.2 on the Richter Scale. It was the largest quake to hit the US in recorded history and one of the largest worldwide. It lasted 5 minutes. Large areas were lifted up or dropped by...

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Living Our Dream

Jul 23, 2018 - Seward, AK

Traveling to Seward, AK today for a few days. Hope to get some fishing in and visit Kenai Fjords National Park. On the way to Seward, we stopped at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. It's a center for animals that were injured or orphaned. We saw bears, elk, wood bisons, and moose there. A worthy place. In Seward, we went to the Exit Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park. It was a nice hike to view the glacier. Then we walked around the harbor for a bit. We had a fishing trip planned but unfortunately it was cancelled due to the...

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Jun 28, 2018 - Second day in Seward

Highlights of the day were the Sea life center and Exit Glacier. Both are easily accessible with the center being in town and the glacier being about 10 miles out, on a good paved road. Two cruise ships were in town today which added to the local activity. Alaska RR passenger service is here, and it appears to be shiney and good. The sea life center was built after the earthquake as was much of the docks. There are a lot of private boats here populating the harbor. We were surprised to read that Resurrection Bay is something like 960 feet...

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