More Puffins!

The Alaska SeaLife Centre in Seward on the Kenai Peninsula has quite a number of Horned and Tufted Puffins that you can get up very close to in the Seabird Habitat section of The Rocky Coast Gallery. This gallery has the deepest seabird pool in the United States at 6.4 metres deep (21 feet) holding…

Alaskan Glaciers III: Aialik Glacier

Whilst in Seward, Alaska I really wanted to do a day boat cruise into the Kenai Fjords National Park to see the beautiful scenery, glaciers and of course the abundant wildlife including birds, seals, whales and more. Unfortunately, despite being summer, for a number of days the weather was atrocious on the Kenai Peninsula with heavy rain, strong winds and…

Alaskan Glaciers II: Hiking to Exit Glacier

A cold, wet Alaskan day. What better thing to do than hike up to Exit Glacier in the Kenai Mountains right near the town of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula. The glacier is part of the Harding Icefield which covers 1,813 square kilometres / 700 square miles of these mountains. The name of the glacier arose…

Alaskan Glaciers I: Portage Glacier

The first Alaskan glacier I went to was Portage Glacier. This one can be found on the Kenai Peninsula, not far from Anchorage and is unique in that it flows into a lake (Portage Lake). You can take a boat out on the lake to get up close to the glacier. It was a cold, wet and bleak day during…

North to Alaska! State Number 50 for me!

Like those adventure seekers in years gone by, in August 2014 I departed Seattle, Washington for Alaska in search of its natural charms. Unlike many before more me, I was seeking the natural wonders above ground, not the gold that lays beneath! I have always wanted to go to Alaska and in this case it was…