We decided to take a day trip to Seward. It was a drizzly overcast day and the fish weren’t in a big run yet so catching would be slow. Seward is about 95 miles from Soldotna. Our plan was to see the Alaska Sea Life Center & take a walk out to the Exit Glacier. When we got to Seward we took a short drive through town. It’s not a big town & easy to get around in. We were attracted to this private home with Beautiful art work on the side of the house. Someone sure is creative with wood. The 3rd pix is of the Alaska Sea Life Center. It is a marine laboratory & aquarium that was partially funded by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Settlement Fund, it opened in 1998. It’s a large facility with first-class displays of Alaska marine mammals, fish & birds. The entry fee is only $20 per adult & we had a discount coupon. There are also some teaching encounters you can book for additional fee. Besides the visitor aspect this is a teaching facility & if needed a rehab location for injured sea life.
I think we got there @ nap time for the birds. They had several different types of birds. And except for the Puffins I don’t know what the others are.
This is a Murre
The building is 2 stories high & you can see the animals from the second story like they were on land. & then on the first floor you can watch them swim & dive in the water. There was also a hands on pools for touching starfish etc.
In this 3rd pix over is an Octopus and it has a nest of eggs under her.
When we left there was a Golden Eagle on a post by the water. It’s so beautiful. We don’t see these as much.
Steve & I at the Mile ‘0’ of the Iditarod Historic Trail. The Founders Monument & a look down 4th the main tourist shops. & the street ends @ the Sealife Center.
Exit Glacier A view from the road coming up to the Glacier Visitor Center. And a sign that shows how far the glacier has receded.
Yes I walked all the way out to the Glacier. That’s me in the red coat on right. Along the trail out they have signs that give the years of where the glacier was. It has been receding pretty fast the last couple years.
Steve @ the glacier And the last pix is taken from out on the rd. that you take to the glacier.
It was a great day & fun drive. We did stop in town & had some good Halibut & Chips @ a local pub before heading back to Soldotna.
Since this trip Steve has been fishing in Soldotna on the Kenai & we have enjoyed some nice weather & some drizzly days. Friends Mark & Renita from Wyoming & Mike & Sandy from Minnesota have joined us & are fishing too.