Dan & Dee's Travels travel blog

Exit Glacier

Dan & Dee near the Glacier

Cindy and David near the Glacier

Closest spot to the glacier

The drive along Cook's Inlet

Cooks Inlet

The drive along Cook's inlet

winding along the mountains

the road to seward

 

The view from the front door

going fishing - the road thru resurrection bay

cindy and david on the boat

 

 

 

cindy fishing

She's got one

The tradition of kissing your first fish

Dan and David enjoying the boat

 

Dolphins

more dolphins


Tuesday – 6/29 - We packed up and headed south to Seward on the Kenai Pennesula. We are staying the Military RV park since David is retired from the air force. The park is nice and the bathrooms are very clean. This is important since we don't have sewer hookups and will be taking our showers at the bathhouse. The drive along Cook's Inlet was another beautiful drive.

Wednesday – 6/30 Dan, Cindy, and David went halibut fishing. They are had a great time and caught the maximum of two halibut per person. David also caught a Yellow Eye. Another women on the boat caught a huge a Linkcod but she had to let it go because the season for that type of fish didn't open until the next day. What a bummer. The halibut all weighed between 15 and 25 lbs. The guide said that between 15lbs and 30lbs are the best eating fish. The larger ones are tough and gamey. The campground had a fish house for processing the fish. The guides helped filet the fish. Then the fish house also included a vacuum sealer and freezer. We have about 15lbs of halibut meat now.

Thursday – 7/1 We took a walk into downtown Seward which is a quaint little town with lots of shops and restaurants. The town is one of Alaska's oldest and most scenic communities. It is also known as the Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. We ate lunch then found a used bookstore and picked up a couple of cheap paperbacks. We then decided to head over to Exit Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park. Exit glacier is the most accessible glacier in Alaska. At one time, you could hike a 1 mile trail and walk right up to it and touch it. It has receded over the years so the trail ends about 25 feet from the glacier. It was a nice hike. We were walking on grounds that had once been covered by the glacier and you could see how the rock was carved by it. If you really want to touch the glacier, you can take a n 8 mile hike up the mountain. Then you can turn-around and hike 8 miles back down.

Link to pictures:

http://picasaweb.google.com/dianejmorris/Seward?feat=directlink



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