Alaska 2007 travel blog

Turnagain Arm, Beluga Point

Maxiumum Security Prison, Resurrection Bay

Millers Landing

Sailing on Resurection Bay

Seward city campground

Seward Highway View

Sixmile Creek

We left Palmer at 7 a.m. The temperature was 51 degrees and it was sunny out. Unfortunately, we did not think about rush hour and we hit a lot of traffic as we got closer to Anchorage on our way to Seward. The road was a four lane freeway from Palmer to Anchorage. We had forgot about things like stop lights and freeway incidents.

The wind picked up as the day went on. The drive to Seward was 127 miles along some of the most beautiful scenery. We stopped at Beluga Point with a fantastic view of Turnagain Arm. Turnagain Arm is known for having one of the world's remarkably high bore tides. It was so windy that Terry lost his hat while he was taking pictures! He even had trouble holding the spotting scopes stable enough to see anything.

We passed by Sixmile Creek which is a glacial stream with Class IV and V rapids.

We made it to Seward around noon and were able to get a waterfront campsite in a campground owned by the City of Seward. We are camping right on Resurrection Bay and will stay here until Saturday evening.

We toured around Seward and made reservation for a boat tour on Friday evening. We should see glaciers calving, marine wildlife and seabirds on this 110 mile round trip. Hopefully, the weather will be better than it is today. Dinner is served while the boat is parked at the glaciers. I hope the weather cooperates. If not we will try again Saturday night.

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