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Cruising the Kenai Fjords

Day 6 - Each day keeps getting better

70 degrees and calm waters out cruising the fjords in Seward... What an amazing day. We had an early start with breakfast at the local bakery. Then on to board the ship.

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We picked out our table, got our sailing directions and instructions and then we headed out to the bow of the ship to get our front row seats.

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Should I just list the things we saw?
Six glaciers, otters, Dall porpoises, harbor whales, transient orca whales, puffins, harbor seals and stellar sea lions, a vast array of birds, including the common murres, tuxedo birds, gulls and of course the eagle.
I will include as many pics as I can sensibly download. You will all have to come over and see the rest of them when we return.

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We had a light lunch on the boat of chicken wraps, chips and granola bars. Here are a couple of fun facts. When chunks of ice fall off of an iceberg it is called calving. It makes a terrific sound. Puffin dive to a depth of 300 feet. Whales travel in families. I thought the glaciers were most spectacular.

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After 6.5 hours on the water, we returned to port. We decided to get some more info on the sea by going to the Sealife Discovery museum. It was fun to see some of the Sealife up close that we had observed earlier in their natural habitats.

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We also took a few shots of the starting point of the iditorad.
We then drove on Nash Rd around the far side of the Kenai peninsula. This side houses the Alaskan Penitentiary, but we didn't actually visit there.

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Supper was at the Windsong Restaurant. Ev got her sweet potato fries and we all left stuffed to the brim.

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Early retirement tonight after a fun-filled day. Who knows what tomorrow holds? But we are heading to Girdwood and a new lodge. Praying that tomorrow brings good news for my sister Karen and Tim. Also hope our dogs are doing well. Thanks to all who are helping take care of the pups and our homes.

Until tomorrow, I will leave you with some of God's beautiful creation. Pictures don't do it justice!

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Hi Brenda and Wynn. You guys look like you are really enjoying your trip. The country looks beautiful. Love all the pics. All is well back home. We did get some rain and it finally cooled down. Have fun and stay safe.

Kathy

by Kathy Miller

What a great way to start my morning. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!

by Kathy Flury

Thank you for the travelogue and the gorgeous pictures! Got my traveling in for the day. Impressive since I'm stuck on my couch....
Love you!

by Karen

Great Photos. Thanks for allowing me to relive those sights. That's the same cruise I took back in 1992 with the baseball team. Very cool! Hope tomorrow is another great day for you two anniversary couples. You deserve it!

by Ron Hobar

Awesome trip. Really enjoying the pictures.

by Michael Airgas

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