Seward, Alaska


July 2006


Seward is nestled between high mountain ranges on a small rise stretching from Resurrection Bay to the foot of Mount Marathom.  The year round ice-free harbor is home to many fishing charter and smaller cruise ships.   We visited the Alaska SeaLife Center, a facility that rescues and rehabilitates sea life.  Nearby, we walked out and around a glacier.  The Harding Ice Field, a mass of snow and ice covering more than 255 square miles, covers the tops of nearby mountains.  Glaciers flow from it into bays and occasionally onto land, such as Exit Glacier, one not far from Seward that we visited.  The weather was typical for this time of year - rainy and damp.  Against our better judgment, we took one of the glacier cruises the day before we left only to have it cut short because of high seas. 

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