Kenai To Do:
Drive Beautiful Seward Highway
Kenai Fjords National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park Boat Trip
Alaska Sealife Center
Hike to Exit Glacier
Pizza or calzones at Eureka Pizza
Gourmet dining at The Cookery
Lunch or dinner at The Salmon Bake
On Day 4 of our Alaska trip, we headed south to Kenai Fjords National Park. This amazing day-long drive went through some of the most gorgeous scenery I’ve ever seen.
Heading south from Anchorage, the Seward Highway runs alongside Turnagain Arm, a narrow waterway bordered by craggy mountains as high as 6,000 feet that rise vertically on both sides of the highway resulting in breathtaking views. As the road curves through this stunning landscape, one amazing view is surpassed by the next.
Outside our cabin in my Leslie cardigan
Here I am sitting outside the adorable cabin we rented at Angel’s Rest on Resurrection Bay, a short drive outside of Seward, a nondescript town that was almost completely wiped out by the tsunami that followed the 1964 Great Alaskan Earthquake. This is where the Kenai Fjords National Park boat tours leave from and that alone is reason enough to visit Seward!
The next day I got to check off an item on my Bucket List – an Alaska fjord boat trip to a majestic and beautiful glacier!
On the way, we saw otters, sea lions, humpback and beluga whales and adorable puffins as well as other birds.
Every second of the 6-hour boat ride was amazing, but the culmination – pulling up to close to the gorgeous Aialik Glacier – was an experience I will never forget.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and, in this case, there are no words I can think of to describe the stunning beauty of the Kenai Fjord and Aialik Glacier. I think the pictures speak for themselves, but even they don't capture how awesomely inspiring it is to be so close to an ancient miles-thick mass of ice and stone, hear the rumbling of its motion and watch it calve.
There's a lot more to do near Seward, but our last day was rainy so we opted to visit the Alaska Sealife Center. The highlight of that visit was watching puffins chase fish under water in a large aquarium tank. It was hilarious! The puffins and the rest of the Sealife Center are worth seeing, especially if it's too rainy or cold to be outdoors.
I will never forget this trip! Resurrection Bay, where our cabin was, is so beautiful.
On the shore of Resurrection Bay in my Ella top
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