Our last day of driving ended in Seward, two and a half hours southeast of Anchorage. Instead of relaxing on the boat, we met a couple of nice police officers and then had a late dinner.

tire change north of Palmer

tire change north of Palmer

 
 

Someone had broken into the Best Friends since Larre was last here in early June. He took a few things that he probably needed, like some fleece lined crocs, a package of paper plates and a couple forks and spoons. Two fishing rods—why would he need two? If only he hadn’t smashed the bathroom mirror and torn out an electrical breaker. Demon rum got the best of him, is my theory (or demon scotch, in this case).

fishing red salmon

fishing red salmon

raven with a delicacy

raven with a delicacy

We checked out a few sights shortly after arrival, as well. Across the bay from town, the city is developing a new boat harbor for commercial boats. Lots of people fish along the shore there, snagging red salmon. We got some video, so you can see the technique that is used. Hopefully, I’ll find some wifi that will let me upload it to the video page here. My favorite fisherman was the father with three young kids standing and playing nearby, and the fourth child sleeping in his backpack.

The ravens, eagles and sea gulls also appreciate the people fishing, and are always on the lookout for cast-off pieces. This raven was eating some interesting guts.

fishing near campground

fishing near campground

creek near campground

creek near campground

People also fish at the mouth of a creek right next to the city campgrounds that run the length of the shoreline. It’s a beautiful place to camp, and within walking distance to almost anyplace you’d want to go in town. There’s also a free shuttle bus that takes people around town. 

A cruise ship stops several times a week in Seward, so there are plenty of interesting people to meet. We have the Best Friends tied up alongside a row of tour boats that take lots of people out to cruise Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. We’ve already been photographers for groups who want a photo of them standing in front of the boat that took them out.

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