August 20-23, 2016
Today our travel day took us to Seward AK, a 163 mile ride much of which was backtracking of our drive to Homer.
After our travel meeting we talked our friends Mike & Liz into checking out one place in town before calling it a day.
Today started early, at 7:40 we were on our way to the Alaska Sealife Center. After the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill it was realized there was no place to help rehabilitate the affected sea life. With money from Exxon the Alaska Sealife Center was created.
We were entertained by this sea otter during dinner.
A late morning bus ride to the Kenai Fjords NP Visitors Center and then the boarding of the cruise ship. With the yucky rainy weather it was a tough day for seeing much of anything. Dave would later describe this cruise as the cruise from hell as his motion sickness got the best of him. When I heard the captain announce she was going to take the ship out into the Gulf of Alaska for a peak I knew Dave was wanting to kill someone. Needless to say our 5 hour cruise seemed like an eternity to him as he spent much of it outside in the cold windy rain just trying to keep from tossing his cookies. He did manage to get a few decent pictures though he has no recollection of taking them.
This morning started with an adventure at Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures where we went zip lining, rappelling and crossed 3 suspension bridges. Our tour guides Matt and Rob made this a fun experience for all of us.
We didn't make it to Exit Glacier as the weather never cooperated when we had the time, oh well some things must be left till our next trip to Alaska.
Until next time...