Earl and Rhonda Alaska 2018 travel blog

Fog over Seward Harbor

Without fog

Godwin Glacier north of Seward

Mountains at Seward

RV Park at Seward

Sunset at Seward

On a dogsled ride

On the hike to Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier

At glacier overlook

Exit Glacier

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 structures or industries were rebuilt there. That is where several RV parks are now so we had a beautiful waterfront RV site overlooking the bay and the mountains to the north and south of town. Seward also is known as the mural capital of Alaska with several around town that are very beautifully done depicting scenes related to Seward and the marine life in the area. Check out the murals at the website: http://sewardmuralsociety.blogspot.com/search/label/Society's%20Murals While there we went to Seavey's Dogsled Tour which was very interesting. Mitch Seavey has won the Iditarod Dogsled Race three times (I think) using some innovative things such as training his dogs to sleep 4 at a time alternating in a specially designed sled. The maximum number of dogs you can start the race with is 14 and none can be added if a dog cannot make it. The dogs are trained and literally love to run. So starting the race with 10 dogs running and four sleeping is no problem which really gives the dogs more rest for the thousand mile journey. Must work based on his record. We also went to Exit Glacier as part of the tour and hiked to the base of the glacier. All on all it was a nice trip.

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