Wednesday, July 15, 2015

From Whittier to Seward

Wednesday, July 15 (day 39)

Woke to a bright clear sky. Poking my nose outside the view of the surrounding mountains was nothing less than spectacular. There’s a glacier in a mountain saddle above our camp and the steady sound of falling water from that glacier was our background “white noise” all night long. One doesn’t often fall asleep to the sound of a glacier waterfall.

Got ourselves moving quickly to enjoy the clearness while it lasted. We’ve learned that weather changes quickly in these parts, especially close to the ocean, and often mornings are better than afternoons. We drove back to the visitor center and Portage Lake to see what we missed yesterday afternoon, and then continued on our way out. Just a short drive to the junction with the Seward Hwy. There were a series of road construction segments through here where traffic was down to one lane… you know, the flagger, the pause, the alternating one way traffic. Not a problem. Actually used the pauses to get a better look around.

The Sterling Highway breaks off The Seward and heads toward Kenai and Homer. Today, we continue south through Moose Pass and toward Seward. Another pleasant and scenic drive. More cloudiness as we neared Seward.

Stopped at the Seward visitor center and then, the visitor center for the Kenai Fjord's National Park. Next on the agenda was to find a camp for the night.

The city of Seward provides waterfront camping in Resurrection Park, right on the shore of Resurrection Bay. We found a good spot and set up camp. There are some sites with water and electric, but we chose a dry camping spot closer to the water. The forecast for tonight and tomorrow is rain. A storm is moving ashore and we’ll be getting wet. Overall, we’ve had some decent weather for our trip.

But keep in mind that rain helps prevent forest fires.
Here are a few photos from the day.