Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Beautiful Day in Seward

Wednesday morning, everyone got up early and headed to Seward for a boat tour of the Kenai Fjords. Greg, Lorrie, and Keith left the Seward Harbor aboard the Nanatak.
They boated out to Fox Island and had a delightful lunch of prime rib and salmon. None of them are big salmon fans but agreed it was pretty tasty.
They boarded the boat after lunch and it wasn't long before they spotted their first whale.
They did manage to see a total of four whales during the day. Never did manage to get a good clean shot of any of the whales. Greg did get a nice pic of one spouting and some fin and tail shots.
 It is always a thrill to see one of these magnificent humpback whales. They also saw puffins, eiders, eagles, and various other birds.

The boat cruised by a group of steller sea lions sunning on the rocks.

They happened to catch a glimpse of a jellyfish floating along doing whatever it is they do!
 Many otters frolic and relax in these waters. Greg think this one might be an older otter and he sure looks like he has a relaxing lifestyle.
They made it back to the Seward Harbor around 4:30. All of them truly enjoyed the tour having been blessed with a beautiful day and calm seas.
 Lorrie and Keith both wished they would have taken the all day tour instead. Maybe next time!
 On the way home to Anchorage on Thursday, the weather took a decidedly nasty turn with rain and cool temps. They did stop by Portage Lake and the visitor's center for a bit.
 Lorrie and Keith flew home the next afternoon. We all wished they had planned a few extra days to stay in Alaska. As usual, it went by way too quickly. Greg sure enjoyed having them visit. Special thanks to Lorrie for cooking while on her vacation!

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