Alaska Highways

There’s a lot of road in Alaska, and a corresponding amount of opportunity for photographs in the middle of nowhere. Scenery is so plentiful that you really don’t even have to aim your camera – just point it anywhere and click. Pay close attention to the roadside at all times, you may be rewarded with…

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Whittier Blackstone Glacier Tour

The dead-end trip to Whittier, Alaska to catch a glacier tour was well worth it. On our 6-hour tour we saw the immense Blackstone Glacier and Beloit Glacier, a large kittiwake rookery, and some other wildlife. The only place for an RV overnight is a stoic parking lot, so try first at the Portage Glacier…

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Ididaride Dogsled Tour

If you’ve got 2 hours and nice weather, I recommend a great family outing at the Ididaride Sled Dog Tours just 4 miles north of Seward. You get to pet the puppies, learn about what it’s like to race the 18-day Iditarod from a real race finisher, see the equipment they use, watch them hitch…

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Alaska Sea Life Center

Admission to the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward is a bit pricey. The facilities are well-done and quite educational. You will enjoy your visit to see the rehabilitating animals and learn about life in the arctic waters. But your visit may be short because the center is fairly small. We found it easy to sandwich…

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Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier is just 4 miles north of Seward on the main highway, then another 10 or so miles drive west to the parking lot. At Exit Glacier you can do a moderate, yet short hike with some elevation change to get to the base of the glacier. Exit Glacier has been receding for 200…

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Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

Kenai Fjords National Park is a must-see when visiting Seward. There are plenty of wildlife cruises of all durations. We took the 9-1/2 hour cruise and enjoyed every minute. The Kenai Fjords are loaded with all types of wildlife including kittiwakes, sea otters, orca, humpback whale, stellar sealions, and murres. We even saw a black…

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Miller’s Landing, Seward

Seward is our favorite place to visit in Alaska. These pictures here are mostly bald eagle shots from our campground at Millers Landing, but I have separate sections on Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords, Sea Life Center, and the Ididaride Dog Sled tours that you MUST see.

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Kachemak Bay Cruise

The day after arriving in Homer we decided we’d take a bay cruise.  The outfit we chose, Captain Karl’s Bay Excursions, offered birdwatching on the day we wanted and on a nice, small, uncrowded boat.  Highly recommended.  We saw a TON of wildlife.  It was a pretty gray day, but that helped to flatten out…

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Homer

Homer is the best place in the world to see kittiwake rookeries, sea otters, and bald eagles. Bald eagles are everywhere, easy to approach, easy to photograph. Take a boat tour on Kachemak Bay to see lots of different birds and perhaps the sea otter nursery. Fishing, bear-watching flights, and hiking are all available, too….

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Kenai River Float

If you have a half day to kill and want to relax while somebody else shows you the scenery, a Kenai River Float trip may be for you. The river trip starts in Cooper Landing and ends 11 miles downstream after passing at least 3 eagles nests!

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