Look, I told you I was back from hiatus! Two posts in a row! I’m dancing around for being able to post this because I really did not want to get on my computer tonight. I have so many things I need/want to do. But I knew that if I wanted to get serious about blogging again, I was going to have to do it while we’re still with OSY, so here I am. And here’s Part Two of my Alaska Travel Recap series! If you’re just joining us, definitely hop on over to Part One, you don’t want to miss the gorgeous pictures from Alyeska Resort in Girdwood.
Girdwood was a pit stop on the way to our first major destination: Seward. Like most harbor towns in Alaska, fishing is a way of life in Seward. We had so much fun watching the boats go in and out (and spotting the occasional seal playing in the harbor). The first night, JP and I stayed in a yurt which was an interesting experience (Google yurt, I swear it’s a real thing). On day two, we were fortunate enough to go on a Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise. It was kind of cold on the water but it’s one of those thing where you’re having so much fun you don’t realize you’re cold. I was having so much fun pointing out sea otters and whales to really care about the cold or the six hour tour. I have to confess that all of the pictures in this post, save for the last, were taken by JP, who I found is a natural with a camera, especially when it comes to wildlife photography. We saw tons (and I mean tons) of Humpback Whales and even a special Blue Fin Whale at the end of our trip! I had so much fun listening to the Captain tell us about the various wildlife and geographic features we were passing and his stories from years and years (over 20 to be exact) of doing these tours. I still can’t get over how blue the water was!
The whales would “play” with us by coming up super close to the boat and it was so much fun when they surprised you like that! Especially the really big ones. They’re so majestic and I was honestly in awe of them. We also saw some playful Porpoise whales who were having fun keeping up with the boat. Tours like these can be a little pricey but seriously, it’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for Part Three! I’ll be showing off my new favorite place and lots (and lots) of baby moose.