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Jul 20, 2011 - Seldovia, by Boat

2011-07-20 Seldovia by Boat We took the Rainbow Connection, a small ferry boat, to Seldovia this morning. The trip over included a wildlife tour of some of the small islands along the coast. We got in to the harbor at Seldovia at 1:00 and the boat remained there for three hours. We were told to be sure to be back on board by 4:00, unless we wanted to stay overnight. The land here dropped 10 feet during the earthquake of 1964 and a lot of the buildings along the water were lost. Some of the old boardwalks remain and are used today. Later, Gary

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Jul 15, 2011 - Seldovia, AK

Seldovia, AK was on our agenda for today. It is across the bay from Homer only accessible by boat. The town has 300 residents. There is an airport and boat harbor. It is the place where The Chainsaw Carving Competition is held the last of May. I have taken several pictures of the sculptures that have been carved and placed around town.

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Aug 27, 2010 - Terrific Afternoon In Seldovia....

We had such a great day. After breakfast we just milled around the MH and got ready to leave for our 12:15 ferry to Seldovia. We arrived at the dock a little early, but we were able to board. Not a large crowd on the ferry at all. We met such a nice couple from the Netherlands and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with them and comparing notes on pictures taken, etc. When we disembarked from the ferry "Old Man of The Sea" was laying on the dock waiting to greet everyone. He was quite social, funny and photogenic. We learned that the sea otter are...

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Jul 3, 2008 - The "Real" Alaska - Seldovia

Since we missed the ferry to Seldovia on Wednesday we made reservations for the ferry on Thursday. Much to our dismay it was rainy and overcast when we got up on Thursday but we continued on down to Homer for our scheduled trip. This was a much longer trip than yesterday, leaving at 11:00 and returning after 5:30. Seldovia is located in Seldovia Bay which is an arm of Kachemak Bay and is 16 miles southwest of Homer. It is very remote and only accessible by airplane or boat. Seldovia is a really small fishing village that is home to about...

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Aug 4, 2007 - Homer, AK - Seldovia Across Kachemak Bay

We took a boat tour today from the boat harbor on Homer Spit across Kachemak Bay to Seldovia. The town was named in 1852 and "Seldovia" comes from the Russian word for Herring. In the early 1900's, Seldovia was actually a bigger town than Homer and was a supply point and trading post; but, it was heavily damaged during the 1964 earthquake and not re-built. About 30% of the people are of Aleut, Indian, or Eskimo descent. Today, it is a quiet tourist destination and very popular with fishermen. The boat departed at 11 o'clock and our trip...

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Jul 7, 2007 - Day 26: A day for grouse but not grousing!

It's another gorgeous day in Paradise! We awoke to sunny blue skies this morning on the Homer Spit. By 8am we were aboard the Bay Excursions water taxi piloted by Karl. We're going on a boat birding trip with Karl tomorrow for about 3 hours. Today he took us right away to see another lifer for Marilyn ... Surfbirds. They were roosting on some rocks with Black Turnstones. Sorry, no pictures of either. Maybe tomorrow. We passed many Common Murres in the nearly 60 minute crossing to the other side of the bay to Kachemak Bay State Park. Some...

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