Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Birthday Trip to Seward, Part 2

As you look at this entry's pictures, you'll see there is not a single fishing photo. That is because by the time we got our lines in the water, it started pouring down and never let up. That along with the high winds that suddenly appeared, made for an unpleasant and very short day of fishing. Even with rain jackets on, we both managed to get soaked and cold.
 Better luck next time!
Sunday morning we did scout out some other places to fish next time.
 This is the monument for Mile 1 of the Iditarod trail.
 We drove around the bay and took a few pics of Seward from the other side.
 You can really see how the town is between the water and mountains on such a slim strip of land.
 Did manage to get a couple of pictures of a moose hiding in a thicket.
 This will give you an idea of how hard it is to see them sometimes.
 Even though it was a fairly sunny day, you can still see that ice remains on some lakes.
The National Weather Service has declared this snow season to have the least snowfall on record. We usually average 75 inches of snow but this year we barely got 25 inches of snow. I will be flying down to visit family and friends for a few weeks. We have some adventures planned for mid June when I return!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Birthday Trip to Seward

Drove down to Seward yesterday for my birthday.
 It rained from the time we left Anchorage until we arrived at our hotel. You learn not to let the weather deter any plans if you live in Alaska! We had a wonderful dinner last night. Yummy king crab dip and then fish and chips. Delightful. I got up and out this morning while Greg was getting ready.
 These pictures are of the mountains right across the street.
 There was a gorgeous duck in this lagoon. He kept diving into the water every time I tried to get his picture.
 Every Fourth of July they have a race up this mountain, Mount Marathon.
I got tired just looking up it. As you can tell, the leaves are finally appearing on the trees.
 Seward is nestled right up against these mountains
 with Resurrection Bay forming the border on the other side of this small town. More pictures later. Right now we are headed out to go fishing!