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Aug 15, 2017 - Hubbard Glacier

We boarded our ship in Seward. I am so glad that Steve and I got to spend time in Seward last week because there was no time to enjoy it before getting on the ship. We left Seward around 5 pm. We sailed/motored our way out of Resurrection Bay, through the Kenai Fjords National Park into the Gulf of Alaska. As I said once before it remains light until 1 or 2 in the morning, then there is dusk, then the sun comes up again. Throws off your body clock. The first day aboard was spent at sea; however, not open waters. We were watching beautiful...

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Jul 21, 2017 - South to Seward

We turned south on Alaska Highway 9 toward Seward. We had some beautiful views of the Chugach Glacial mountains on the way to Seward. When we arrived in Seward, the Waterfront City Campground that does not take reservations, was packed full. Just then someone came out to put up the “Campground Full” sign. The other RV parks were also full so I called one 6 miles north of town, Stoneybrook, but they were not answering their phone. When we arrived there - booked solid – a caravan was coming in. Disappointed that we cannot stay is this area...

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Jul 20, 2017 - Sunshine Changes Everything

At last! Now I feel like I am in Alaska. The sun came out, the clouds parted and low and behold we can see. It is gorgeous. We left Anchorage and drove to Seward. It is supposed to be about a 2.5 hour drive. I think it took us 5 hours. I had to stop at almost every turn out. Each turn in the road offered another spectacular view. There is just something magical about mountains and water. Colorado has beautiful mountains but when you add water, it just seems to enhance the mountain views. We are staying at this lodge right on Resurrection...

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Jul 12, 2017 - Epilogue

Needless to say, we kept in touch with the three fishing Musketeers and received encouraging reports. First and foremost it was Josef who succeeded in landing the first fish, a 16 inch plump Rainbow Trout that was promptly and expertly prepared for consumtion by the three. Then came the real Deliverance of Josef, a strike by a Sockeye Salmon that was a keeper ! Again, like in Tangle Lakes the fishing jinx was broken. Josef went on to hook three more salmon. However these were already mauled by predators down river, probably seals or otters...

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Jul 12, 2017 - Wednesday, July 12th 2017 - Seward, Alaska - the "Change of Command"

The morning started with a flood of sunshine. The temperature at 8 am was 63 F. We noticed already during the past days that this would not be a guarantee of a sunny day! The weather can change on a moment's notice. Each morning the sun burst into the sky behind the snow and ice covered peaks of the Kenai Mountains, just across the Resurrection Bay in front of us. Each time I was certain that by noon when I was no longer facing the sun directly I would be able to take some price winning pictures. No such luck. For some reason, each day by...

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Jul 11, 2017 - Tuesday, July 11th 2017 - a sunny morning in Seward, Alaska

There is a lot of activity early in the morning around the port of Seward. While it appears that more cruise ships sail into Whittier, a harbor slightly further north there are lots of fishing and excursion boats leaving at all hours of the early morning. So did our intrepid fishermen who spent an uncomfortable night in the tent outside the Beaver. Uncomfortable primarily due to the inconsiderate use of electric generators by neighboring campers. This is an issue that bothers a person who respects the rule of quiet enjoyment of nature set...

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Jul 10, 2017 - Monday, July 10th 2017 - Homer good bye, we are driving to Seward, Alaska

The day started quite cloudy and at times rain squalls came rolling in from the ocean. Not exactly a picture perfect omen for our last excursion journey of the inbound tour. Our son Mark who flew in from his home in Virginia with our youngest grandson Michael to join Josef in Anchorage will take over the Beaver in Seward, AK for their own fishing expedition centered largely around Cooper Landing and the Russian River area of the Kenai Peninsula. The drive from Homer to Seward is 193 miles on largely good roads. We arranged to meet Susi...

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Jun 28, 2017 - Final day of Seward fishing then onto Healy

How does a person measure success? Subjective question, I suppose, with a different answer from every living soul. Out of the three halibut charters I was fortunate enough to take part in, the recent one out of Seward, brought me the most poundage of halibut. If you measure success in poundage of fish, Seward is the winner. If you take the totality of the whole charter, each charter was a winner in other ways rather than in poundage of fish. The experience of traveling across the open ocean with the rugged shoreline of different parts of...

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Jun 23, 2017 - Still in Seward where fishing continues

I have been doing the combat fishing thing for three days now. I have given away as many fish as I have kept. The law in Alaska allows six fish per day in your possession. Some days I have still felt like fishing, so I keep giving away my #6 fish and get to continue fishing until I keep fish #6. Works for me and works for the chap next to me that is not having much luck. There is a trick to hooking and keeping one of these big salmon on the line. When they start dancing across the surface of the ocean and shaking from head to tail trying to...

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Jun 21, 2017 - Seward, Alaska June 21, 2017

I think it has been four or five days since my last post. Even though it stays daylight up here for 20 hours, there still is not enough time to do everything fun to do. I need to come home to get some rest. Well, maybe in four or five years.....Ha ha. Good news, my brother is home from the hospital and friend Marjorie is doing well after having open heart surgery. Thanks for the prayers, folks. It certainly helps. We have been off the grid for a few days while we were at the Russian river Federal Forest service campground. I viewed about...

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Jun 10, 2017 - Seward

Sun came out in Homer got to play in the ocean before we started driving to Seward. Rained off and on to Seward but was still beautiful outside. Mom wanted to do laundry so we walked to the laundromat did a load of clothes walked back to the camper then Mom and Dad walked back to the laundromat to move clothes to dryer. After all they're walking they found an old bar in Seward to have a beer. Had a campfire watched all the people in the campground after that we went to bed. Mom and dad went to the Sea Life Museum in Seward and saw a baby...

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Aug 18, 2016 - Sea Adventures in Seward

We traveled on to Seward, just a few hours from Homer. Shortly before you get to Seward, there is a turnoff for Kenai Fjords National Park’s Exit Glacier. This glacier is 2.4 miles long and descends 5,500 feet from the Harding Icefield. (We never did figure out why they called it Exit Glacier, but maybe because if you slid down it you’d take a quick exit from the Harding Icefield—not to mention from this world.) There’s a nine-mile round trip trail to the top of the glacier. We opted not to do that. Instead, we hiked to the toe of the...

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