Boarding a bus for a visit to Seward, Alaska to tour the Kenai Fjords.
Our boat will take us through Resurrection Bay to tour the Aialik Peninsula shoreline.
Pair of eagles just outside the harbor!
This was unexpected.
This was not, lol.
Dad, with the tall straight fin, is watching out for the family while baby stays close to mama.
Stellar sea lions
Fin whales - their fins are at the very rear of their extremely
long bodies so we are seeing maybe less than half of their total length.
Horned & tufted puffins
Dall's porpoises - playful but extremely difficult to photograph as
they are so quick & travel just under the surface of the water.
Two playing together! You can see the white tail flipper of the one on the left out of
the water while the one coming in from the right's body is still mostly under the water.
Murres & cormorants
Then we headed in to the Aialik Glacier.
Sea otters, waving goodbye!
Loved being out on the water on such a gorgeous day.
I actually got a sunburn in Alaska!
We even had the most wonderful captain who had a poetically lyrical way of describing
what we were seeing. She was as excited about all of the sightings as we all were.
We got in so late from this excursion that the hotel restaurant was closed,
so we grabbed a quick bite with new-found friends, Lee & Janice.
Tomorrow it's bags ready early as we head to Denali on the McKinley Explorer train!