The drive from Anchorage to Seward is about 120 miles and takes about 2 1/2 hours in good traffic, but then that doesn't count all of the stops one must make along the way to stop and stare at the magnificent scenery!
This is another town that is somewhat reminiscent of Old Sacramento. It has that "old west" feel, but then again, Alaska is the Last Frontier.
We are standing at the end of the road. Mile Zero for the Iditarod trail, which runs north to Nome, you know, where all of those guys are running around in little red hats and knickers, oh, wait.
I waited and waited for this harbor seal to turn around and look at me, but she was hesitant. These guys can't stand up on their flippers like the Steller seals and have to crawl around on their belly like a reptile.
I would like to say I was out on the water and caught this photo of the horned puffins in the wild, but the truth is they were in the Alaska Sealife Center at Seward; however, they are real all the same. Very playful and friendly alcids when they aren't worried that somebody is gonna capture or kill them.
A short distance from Seward is the Exit Glacier. There are signs along the way that show how far the glacier has receded since the 1800s.
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