We woke up on Saturday for the first time in almost a week to no rain, it gave us hope that our all day boat tour might have some decent weather. By the time we got to the dock the sun had come out in full force, Seward looked like another town, I almost did not recognize where we were. It was as if within an hour it went from a black and white movie to technicolor. It felt glorious to be in the sun again!
The fog clearing at the harbor
The Captain told us that it was one of the best days he had seen all summer, the water was completely flat, the boat uncrowded and the sun was shining all day. We were so happy our splurge day turned out to be so stunning. Below if very photo heavy, but the pictures tell the best story of how we spent our day.
It was so warm I was taking off layers, it felt wonderful!
The fog was still burning off in the morning
Boating through the bay the views were breathtaking
Many different sea birds along the cliff, some looked just like penguins. My favorite were the Puffins (far right orange feet)
Sea lions enjoying the sun
Resurrection bay opening up to the wide ocean
Fjords National Park was full of beautiful glaciers that touched the sea
Even though the sun was out it was REALLY cold on the water next to the glaciers, I had on about 5 layers. Sam told me I felt like a giant stuffed animal =)
A huge piece of the glacier calved while we were near it, it was much louder than expected
The Dall porpoises looked like mini killer whales
We saw a few huge Humpback whales, they are spectacular creatures
View from the open sea. It was so smooth the Captain went far out to look for whales
This picture sums up my memories, glaciers, forest and waterfalls…..