We boondocked along the Resurrection River again last night. It doesn’t really get dark in Alaska but that area is about as quiet and dark as it’s going to get. With all this sunlight, our solar panels are loving it.
We have a good Internet connection in Seward so Jerry spent the morning trading options. Since the vote in Greece was positive for the stock market, it was time to focus. This took a good part of the morning so I just spent time cleaning the motor home. Um, that cleaning was overdue but I’m feeling virtuous for getting it done in the face of having so many more interesting things to do. When we were in the harbor today, one of the boats was named “Stock Options”. We got a good laugh, it’s clear this person did very well with stock options!
Jerry stopped trading options long enough to drive to the free city dump station and dump our tanks. They also have free potable water so we refilled our water tank. This is a very RV friendly service that the city offers and we appreciated it.
We went to the harbor in Seward to visit with a couple we met online. We have been reading their blog and they have commented on our blog. They are lovely people and we enjoyed meeting them. Right now they have a new boat they are enjoying and live aboard. Their blog is: http://donachyblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/under-pressure-delicious-fast-green-cooking/ I love that they live this adventurous life and they cook beautifully (in a small space). Good living and good eats, a great combination. Living in tight quarters such as living on a boat is very much akin to living in a small RV so we had that thread in common.
Getting around Seward–
The city of Seward provides a free shuttle that will take you around downtown and up to the harbor area. They run about every 15-30 min. so they are very convenient. This town is also pedestrian and bicycle friendly with a very nice path that mostly runs along the water.
Seward is a lovely fishing/tourist small town. The outdoor activity options are myriad. It’s a picturesque town and seems very friendly. We enjoyed walking the town. Stopped in at the Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and asked the young ranger there to recommend where to get fish and chips. No help there, he doesn’t like fish! Living and working by the sea and he doesn’t like fish, amazing. At Barbara and Jack’s suggestion we went to the Marina Restaurant near the harbor for some fish and chips. I was in need of a fish and chips “fix”. It was very good but pricy (as is just about everything in Alaska). Oh well, I still enjoyed it.
Tomorrow we will relax at Resurrection Bay and Resurrection River and maybe hike a little. On Wednesday, we are scheduled for a cruise of the Kenai Fjords. We chose Wednesday for this cruise because they told us the ocean will be very calm. It has been so choppy they had to cut some of the cruises short the past few days. Oh, yes this is very important to me as I tend to get a little sea sick on rough seas.