Seward, Alaska

July 10 to 12, 2022

Hope Elementary and Middle School
The locations of signs indicating issues with the road were mysterious. Why this bump and not that one? Why this layer of gravel and not that one?

There was no room at the campgrounds in Hope, so we dismissed ourselves from school and headed for Seward and its KOA. Cheryl and Doug made a fine spaghetti dinner.

Seward, on the Kenai Peninsula southwest of Prince William Sound, is another busy port on Resurrection Bay.

Here is the map again, enlarged to show a portion of the Kenai Peninsula.

We hiked to the overlook of Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Along the way were signs of where the leading edge was located in various years. Dee and Cheryl were there and saw it in 2005.

Part of the Exit Glacier more than a century ago.
This commemorates the founding in 1903 of Seward as the ocean terminus of the Alaska Central Railway, a loss to Valdez.

The Alaska Sea Life Center is a very sophisticated aquarium and center to rescue sea creatures. My favorite part was watching the puffins diving and swimming underwater – they are quick and sleek! The Seafood Grill nearby had excellent chowda.

The local yacht club looks modest.

Mermaids are a recurring theme in Alaska, even on a private residence.

On Tuesday, July 12 we moved from the KOA to the Seward Municipal Campground at the waterfront on Resurrection Bay, a fjord. It was named in 1792 by a Russian Fur Trader and explorer who arrived there during a storm on the Russian Sunday of the Resurrection (Easter).

It was great fun to be on the waterfront watching the tides, the people, and the boats. The flowers right on the beach are very colorful. We had seafood chowda and reindeer stew at the Seasalt Alaskan Bar and Grill.

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