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Jun 28, 2017 - Final day of Seward fishing then onto Healy

How does a person measure success? Subjective question, I suppose, with a different answer from every living soul. Out of the three halibut charters I was fortunate enough to take part in, the recent one out of Seward, brought me the most poundage of halibut. If you measure success in poundage of fish, Seward is the winner. If you take the totality of the whole charter, each charter was a winner in other ways rather than in poundage of fish. The experience of traveling across the open ocean with the rugged shoreline of different parts of...

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Jun 23, 2017 - Still in Seward where fishing continues

I have been doing the combat fishing thing for three days now. I have given away as many fish as I have kept. The law in Alaska allows six fish per day in your possession. Some days I have still felt like fishing, so I keep giving away my #6 fish and get to continue fishing until I keep fish #6. Works for me and works for the chap next to me that is not having much luck. There is a trick to hooking and keeping one of these big salmon on the line. When they start dancing across the surface of the ocean and shaking from head to tail trying to...

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Jun 21, 2017 - Seward, Alaska June 21, 2017

I think it has been four or five days since my last post. Even though it stays daylight up here for 20 hours, there still is not enough time to do everything fun to do. I need to come home to get some rest. Well, maybe in four or five years.....Ha ha. Good news, my brother is home from the hospital and friend Marjorie is doing well after having open heart surgery. Thanks for the prayers, folks. It certainly helps. We have been off the grid for a few days while we were at the Russian river Federal Forest service campground. I viewed about...

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Jun 10, 2017 - Seward

Sun came out in Homer got to play in the ocean before we started driving to Seward. Rained off and on to Seward but was still beautiful outside. Mom wanted to do laundry so we walked to the laundromat did a load of clothes walked back to the camper then Mom and Dad walked back to the laundromat to move clothes to dryer. After all they're walking they found an old bar in Seward to have a beer. Had a campfire watched all the people in the campground after that we went to bed. Mom and dad went to the Sea Life Museum in Seward and saw a baby...

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Aug 18, 2016 - Sea Adventures in Seward

We traveled on to Seward, just a few hours from Homer. Shortly before you get to Seward, there is a turnoff for Kenai Fjords National Park’s Exit Glacier. This glacier is 2.4 miles long and descends 5,500 feet from the Harding Icefield. (We never did figure out why they called it Exit Glacier, but maybe because if you slid down it you’d take a quick exit from the Harding Icefield—not to mention from this world.) There’s a nine-mile round trip trail to the top of the glacier. We opted not to do that. Instead, we hiked to the toe of the...

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Aug 17, 2016 - Seward, AK

August 17, 2016 Picked up at camp about 7:30 for our 6 hour Kenai Fjords National Park tour. (There was the cutest little bunny that would not leave us alone and we thought he would get on the bus with us!) Was interesting for us that the Regent Seven Seas Mariner was at dock. This was the ship we were on for our eastern Mediterranean cruise. We wondered if we would recognize any of the staff. Because we were almost last on the boat we sat outside near the stern. Weather is overcast, low 50’s. The tour guide (a biologist) was excellent in...

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Aug 16, 2016 - Cooper Landing to Seward, AK

August 16, 2016 Sunshine! Headed east on the Sterling Highway and then headed south on the Seward Highway still along the Kenai Lake. We stopped at the Trail Lake Fish Hatchery display room in Moose Pass (population 189) but there was nothing to see as the fish that are raised are all juveniles or smaller. Lovely views of various glaciers interspersed in the Chugach National Forest. By 11:00 we were at Stoney Creek RV Park which is basically a gravel parking lot with big RVs. (It is full and they are trying to squeeze more in so glad we had...

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Aug 16, 2016 - Seward

Aug 16-18 Seward is a short drive from Homer, just 156 miles. It was a beautiful drive through the mountains, much like the Canadian Rockies. The town sits on Resurrection Bay that consists of a deep fjord that is nearly 35 miles long along the southeastern coast of the Kenai Peninsula. During the 1964 earthquake, the town was hit hard by a tsunami which was caused by a mountain slide on the opposite side of the bay from the town. It then was hit by a second wave from the actual earth quake. Half of the town went into the bay, but it has...

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Jul 27, 2016 - Day 31 Seward

Day 31. Today was the best. We went to the Ididaride center, it was owned by Dan Siever and son Mitch. Mitch has won the Idatarod several times and is the oldest winner and his son Dallas has won it 4 times. Mitch says the worst thing he ever did was sell 30 of his pups to Dallas because Dallas has beaten him 4x with him coming in 2nd. First we heard about the Iditarod history how it started out as a mail route. Then we went to see the dogs. They had about 40 dogs, it was pretty noisy and smelly. They were all chained to an area and had a...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 26, 2016 - Seward to Denali

Summary of the last couple of days Our travels the last week have taken us from the Kenai Peninsula in the south to Denali and Fairbanks in the center of Alaska. While the weather has not been the best for seeing magnificent fiords and mountains it has been clear enough at times to see some of it. From Seward on Resurrection Bay to Denali (Mt McKinley) both areas of Alaska have interesting histories. Seward was almost wiped out in the 1964 earthquake and had its shoreline and wildlife almost destroyed by the Exxon Valdez and has rebuilt...

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Jul 26, 2016 - Day 30 Seward

Day 30. Today we took a wildlife and glacier cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park. Saw whales, otters, puffins, sea lions, seals, and all sorts of birds on this rock that was covered in white bird poop. Did not appeal to me. Then cruised to Harding Icefields and glacier. It was more impressive than Exit glacier. When the glacier calves it sounds like thunder. Pretty cold close to glacier. There were a bunch of seals just lying around on ice floes. There was a group of kayakers in amongst the seals and sort of close to the glacier. Really...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 25, 2016 - Day 29 Seward

Day 29. Hiked Exit Glacier in AM.. Actually you just hike up to the glacier. It's pretty big. They have signs as you drive in stating where the glacier was on certain dates. It was heavy misting, but we went down to glacier runoff stream and had lunch. Kid got to throw rocks in the stream. In the afternoon it was misting heavier/raining, so we went to the Aquarium. Lots of cool exhibits. The kids got to touch several sea critters. They started this aquarium as a rehabilitation center after the Valdez oil spill. We have passed the 5,500...

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Alaska...Again 2016

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