We started out early this morning and headed about 125 miles down the Kenai Peninsula toward Seward. About a half hour in, we spotted a group of Dall sheep up on the cliffs on the edge of the highway. So we pulled over really quickly and snapped some great photos of the sheep. I also panned out to give you some perspective. Along Turnagain Arm is one of my favorite parts of Alaska...you have literally cliffs on one side and Cook Inlet on the other. Gorgeous.
When we got to Seward, we headed straight for the SeaLife Center and ate lunch on the front lawn that overlooks Resurrection Bay...simply one of the most breathtaking sights around. The sun even broke through the clouds today and made the air nice and warm. We visited all the inside exhibits with our very favorite parts being the seal exhibit, the sea birds, and the salmon display.
On the way home, we stopped at Exit Glacier, right outside of Seward. Tony and I visited it about 10 years ago, but they have a much nicer trail now that goes almost all the way up to the glacier itself.
Don't you love this board they have posted outside the ranger station??
Real cute, until you run across one of these paw prints on the trail...
If you notice, the glacier is really a turquoise blue because of the way the sunlight is absorbed and reflected. It was a great hike (Josh LOVED his first trip in a baby backpack) and we wore the kids out for the long drive home.
This is the view on the hike down from the edge of Exit Glacier. Can you believe that when Secretary of State William Seward bought Alaska in 1867 from the Russian Empire for $7.2 million, the purchase was actually called "Seward's Folly"? Those dummies that called it that got it dead wrong, if you ask me.