Today we took a trip out of Seward to Kenai Fjords National Park. What an fantastic trip. We had beautiful scenery, and saw a family of Orca. We saw several Humpback Whales too. Sometimes the even showed their flukes. There was some great birding with Horned and Tufted Puffins, Common Murres, Marbled and Kittlitz’s Murrelets, and Rhinoceros and Parakeet Auklets…just to name a few! There were also several rafts of sea otters. We probably saw about 25 total. And then the Glaciers! Huge! Beautiful blue tones in the ice. This is from the blue light being refracted, while all the other colors in the light spectrum are absorbed. We stopped at a place called Fox Island where there was an all you can eat buffet of salmon, prime rib, and crab legs. On the beach the rocks were all smooth and flat which led to some stone skipping challenges. Back on the boat they served warm cookies for the ride back to the dock. A wonderful day.
That night we drove on to Anchorage and again camped at Cabella’s. Jesse and Justin helped to find a geocache that had been eluding me for a few visits. Glad I am finally done with that one!