50th Anniversary Trip June and July 2018 travel blog

Mounted mountain goat

Sea life center in Seward

Sea life center

Sea life center

Sea life center

Sea life center

Sea life center

Sea life center

Exit Glacier

Exit glacier

Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier

Kensington Peninsula fiords sign

Harding icefield

Waterfall just outside 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 deep. The governor (Walter J. Hickel) at the time of the earthquake was born in Ellinwood, Kansas, grew up in Claflin, Kansas and went to Alaska in 1940, when he was about 21 years old.

Lodging and food is expensive here, as you can imagine. This was a nice stop though and well worth coming to, even if only for the Glacier, which is very accessible, with a nice facility (and free) with nice hiking trail opportunities.



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