Friday, July 1, 2011


Situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is one of Alaska's oldest and most scenic communities. Known as the 'Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park' Seward is a picturesque town located 126 miles south of Anchorage.
The bustling harbor and historic downtown district is filled with quaint shops and art galleries.

At 3,022 feet, towering Mt. Marathon provides a breathtaking backdrop for the town and becomes a focal point for the Fourth of July race up its slope which just happens to be the oldest mountain race in North America.. We will have a perfect view from the cockpit of Cape St. James. Behind Mt. Marathon and extending down the coast lies the Harding Icefield, measuring 35 by 20 miles.

Flowing from the Harding Icefield are many glaciers, eight of which are tidewater glaciers, calving icebergs into the sea, reaching the coastline between Seward and Homer.

The marina is well maintained and the folks here are friendly and welcoming. We have been given the keys to the local yacht club (unlimited HOT showers) offered cars to borrow as needed, given valuable information about the area from a couple who has cruised here for over 30 years.

The beauty so far-- even better than what we have seen and we are having a hard time believing it ourselves. Everyone just keeps saying" Wait till you see the Kenai Fiords!"

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