Yesterday (july 5) I headed down to the little town of seward. The weather in anchorage promised to be another stunner and I headed down a blustery beautiful road along the ocean and surrounded by mtns. By time I arrived in seward a few hrs later the clouds had rolled in and it was cool and raining. This made me hesitant about what kind of day we would have out on kayaks in the morning .
The morning clouds had begun to break and by time we were on our water taxi heading out, the sun was shining! We saw numerous humpback whales, porpoises, seals, puffins, sea lions and sea otters, all just on the water taxi ride out to the bay! We had perfect weather to kayak our boats out to a glacier, dodging large chunks of ice that always looked like something else (like cloud watching) and barreling thru a small ice field. We saw the glacier calve numerous times and heard the "white thunder" of things shifting. The seals and otters were happy to hang out on pieces of ice too...curiously watching us. The water was an incredible turquois blue and calm as glass. As we approached the beach again at the end of the day, the clouds had started to roll in amd it started raining just after our boat took off back to harbour.
What an incredible day. I only snapped a couple shots with the phone from the boat so you'll have to wait for the rest.