Seward Travel Blog› entry 5 of 8 › view all entries
The three of us drove down to Seward from Anchorage. It's a nice drive, half of which hugs Turnagain Arm, but that particular day it was raining almost the entire trip. We were headed to Seward to catch a tour ship to Kenai Fjords National Park, so we were worried that we weren't going to be able to see much. By the time we boarded the ship, it had cleared considerably. We were lucky because it held out during the tour and during dinner in Seward, but it rained again on the way back to Anchorage.
We toured with Kenai Fjords Tours.
Kenai Fjords is made up of several deep fjords with huge flowing glaciers. There are also various islands that the ship passes to see wildlife. We saw puffins, and several other aquatic birds, many sea lions, sea otters, porpoises, bald eagles, and even a humpback whale. We sat still for a while to see the whale pop up for air. It was almost impossible to get a picture because you could never tell when or where it was going to pop up and spout again.
When the tour got back to Seward, we had dinner at Chinook's. From out table, you could watch the local fishermen bring in their day's hauls and you could watch them clean the fish. It was amazing to see how huge the halibut were and how easily the fishermen could handle them and break them down. When we returned to our car, there were two bald eagles in nests overhead screeching. One would get out and fly around and then return to the nest. That was something to see.