Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

Travel Insanity Tour (Alaska) Day 14 September 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sarah Jane Humke @ 1:56 am

We have been on the road for two weeks now and quite honestly, it feels longer.  I’ve been away from my family for nearly 3 weeks now so that is at least part of it.  I’m missing cuddling with my fuzzy family so much that I find myself totally chatting with random folks that happen to have dogs with them.  Not that I wouldn’t do this normally, but it is much more-so now.

Seward is a pretty small town that seems to get overrun with cruise ship folks.  We, not being cruise ship folks, were not terribly impressed with this aspect of the town.  Anyway, we went out on a cruise of Ressurection Bay to check out the wildlife and it was a lot of fun.  Here are some pictures.

This was the view out of the window of our hotel

This was the view out of the window of our hotel

One of several glaciers that are visable from the town.

One of several glaciers that are visable from the town.

Sea otters being cute and....otter-y.

Sea otters being cute and....otter-y.

We were lucky enough to get to see a pod of orcas (killer whales) in the bay.

We were lucky enough to get to see a pod of orcas (killer whales) in the bay.

Freaking cool huh?

Freaking cool huh?

Way better than SeaWorld!

Way better than SeaWorld!

We saw lots and lots of Bald Eagles

We saw lots and lots of Bald Eagles

A black bear grazing the hillside

A black bear grazing the hillside

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One of the many lovely waterfalls created by the previous days of rain

One of the many lovely waterfalls created by the previous days of rain

Birds trying to dry themselves on a wet day.

Birds trying to dry themselves on a wet day.

Amazing views in every direction

Amazing views in every direction

Like I said, Baldies everywhere!

Like I said, Baldies everywhere!

Mountain Goats, a nanny with a kid on the side of a pretty shear cliff.

Mountain Goats, a nanny with a kid on the side of a pretty shear cliff.

Harbor Seals

Harbor Seals

Don't they sort of remind you of a pile of puppies?

Don't they sort of remind you of a pile of puppies?

Probably the last Puffin in Alaska!

Probably the last Puffin in Alaska!

A cool ship I saw in the harbor.

A cool ship I saw in the harbor.

Travel Knitting:  A few rows of lace while in the hotel room.

(BTW, sorry that the post is late.  Technical issues stymied me there for a few days!)

 

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