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Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier



We awoke to a foggy, dreary day. We enjoyed our coffee and breakfast with a view of Resurrection Bay. The drizzle has increased to a light rain and the clouds continue to lower - 500-800 foot ceiling.

A walking tour of central Seward was interesting as we saw the Sea Life Center, but decided not to take the tour, and the interesting shops of Seward. Back at the RV, we secured everything and prepared to depart for Exit Glacier.

We had a really nice walk to Exit Glacier, in Kenai Fjords NP, and took the trail that leads to the edge of the glacier and then continued down the trail the area below the glacier. At times, but not today, you can walk up to the glacier. Today the ice was unstable, so the trail spur up to the glacier was closed. We were within about 75 yards of the glacier.

We returned to Seward, parked the RV and walked down to the small boat harbor for lunch - a fish (rock fish & halibut) and chowder sampler which was tasty. We made our decision to go on a cruise into other parts of Kenai Fjords NP, with an up close view of another glacier. We indulged with another ice cream treat - really good, and then back to the RV to rest. My knee has really been bothering me today - it started with the two days of bus rides at Denali, and a couple of long days of driving have not helped.

As we looked across Resurrection Bay, the clouds cleared some to give us nice views of several glaciers in the mountains on the other side of the bay.

We ended the day with a nice fire on the edge of the shore and met a very nice couple (Kevin and Terry) from Anchorage who were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Kevin gave us a large sample of his homemade smoke salmon - incredible.

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