Trip Advisor Awards
Contrary to Popular Belief winter in Seward is ...AWESOME!
A dusting of snow really suits Shady Lane.
Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking Rocks!
From Sunny Cove's website
FOX ISLAND, RESURRECTION BAY AND KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK
Imagine sea kayaking in a place of turquoise blue waters teeming with whales and puffins, tidewater and alpine glaciers, protected coves and rugged cliffs under glorious skies. These visions become reality while sea kayaking in Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay. Sea otters casually watch you as they feed on sea urchins and mollusks; seals follow you curiously as you kayak in silence; pods of orcas glide through the waters as they search for salmon...it's all here waiting for you.
Today's spotlight business is Stoney Creek Zip Line Tours
Stoney Creek does a great job, they have awesome guides and one of the best Ziplines around.
From Stoney Creek's website "The first zip traverse is a short 65 feet across the fall line, running fairly close to ground level and allowing riders a chance to become comfortable with the process. Still high along the valley wall, the second zip line travels 150 feet and lands 70 feet up the trunk of a huge Sitka spruce. The third traverse soars above the trees 1,200 feet back across the valley wall, skims above a giant glacial erratic, sails over a reflecting pond, and comes to a stop at a platform 75 feet up another Sitka spruce."
I can tell you that this is one adventure you won't want to miss out on!
Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving,
from the Millane family.
Its not to early to reserver your cabin for next summer. If fact this is the perfect time to book your cabin because June, July, and August will be filling up fast!
Stop by our website at www.VacationSeward.com or give Laurie a call at 608-632-9113 (Central Time during the winter).
I just came across this shot of the small boat harbor from last Aug. and thought I would share a little slice of heaven with you.
We have a few favorite Facebook pages we like to check out, so we thought we would share one with you.
This one in particular has great stories and photos. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/TheAlaskaLife
Here we are, Stephanie and Laurie volunteering for the Silver Salmon Derby.
Here we are (Stephanie and Laurie) volunteering at the Silver Salmon Derby back in August.
Summer has come to an end here in Seward, but that's okay because Fall is a beautiful time of year in these parts. Come and see for yourself!
Here is Seward earlier this month we were honored to be visited by President Barack Obama.
The President took a tour of Resurrection Bay with Major Marine on the View Finder which just happen to be driven by our good friend Captain Josh Jackson. Read Josh's account of the Presidents tour here .
Once in a Blue Moon over Resurrection Bay on Lowell Point Beach.
One of many great touring companies in Seward Major Marine does an awesome job of showing off the Kenai Fjords National Park's wildlife, mountains and tidewater glaciers. Steller sea lions, seat otters, orca whales's, mountain goats, bald eagles, puffins and other seabirds (to many to mention) migrating whales, gray whales, minke whales, fin whales and my personal favorite the humpback whales.
sk us about booking a tour for you with Major Marine when you reserve your cabin.
Independence Day festivities - Fireworks at 11:59 pm on the 3rd kicked things off , followed by a new men's and women's record for Mount Marathon race.
Mount Marathon Results
Junior race winner as Luke Jager
Women's race winner is Emelie Forsberg
Men's race winner is Killan Jornet Burgada
You can see all the race results here...http://mmr.seward.com/results/
Today we were fortunate enough to take a bay tour with Northern Latitude Adventures and Captain Leif Brasher on the Hougacha(SP?).
We started out from the small boat harbor with a group of 5. These are great cruises for small groups, couples, or individuals because the boat has a six person capacity. Its really a great way to meet new people and be right there with your captain for questions. We met a very nice couple from NY and a gentleman from Argentina.
Being early in the seasons we didn’t expect to see any whales in the bay so we set out to see Sea otters, Sea lions, Sea birds, Harbor seals and what ever else we could find. We were cruising along and the captain says I think I see a spout across the bay, its likely a porpoise. Lets go check it out, well it turned out to be a Humpback whale, and he spotted it from across the bay! We were able to watch it for quite some time before we moved on. It was a beautiful day. We saw Sea lions, Sea otters, Black legged Kity Wakes, Eagles, Glaciers, some beautiful coves and interesting landscape as well as some history about the WWII bunkers located around Resurrection Bay as well as history about the 64 Tsunami.
To top it all off we got lunch, snacks and beverages along the way. Couldn’t ask for a better day. When you're in town you should check out Northern Latitude Adventures.
We are currently updating the bathroom in our Aialik Glacier cabin #3. We've also refinished the floors in both Cabins 2 & 3.
The old bathroom had the plastic surround around the tub area. The floor was wood, same as the rest of the cabin.
Over the years the wood floor became worn out so we decided it would be best to replace it and as long as we are doing that we might as well do it right. We decided on a tile floor so we extended that to replace the surround.
Stephanie and RC had most of the floor and walls removed prior to our arrival which was a tremendous help. Since then Thom has been hard at work putting up new waterproof walls and subfloor. Then he moved onto the taping and mudding and tiling. Thom has the tiles up, grouted and cleaned. Stephanie has the first coat of paint on. Thom is currently working on putting fixtures back on and adding a new sink and toilet.
What better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than with a short kayaking adventure on Resurrection Bay! It was a beautiful, clear and warm day in Seward. A great day for a paddle with our friends John and Kat from Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking. We left Lowell Point beach around 2:30 and headed out to Tonsina Point. The water was calm and clear which made for a nice easy paddle. We spotted a wide variety of birds along the way and an Eagle which surprised us by flying just feet over Stephanie’s kayak.
While at Tonsina Point we paddled up Tonsina creek as far as possible before it was impassable, watching for early season bears along the way. We turned around and head back down the creek towards Resurrection Bay and just as we approached the bridge we saw a large black wolf wearing red collar, imagine that! We headed back to Lowell Point beach watching for wildlife and spied a few interesting things below the surface of the water. By the time we reached Lowell Point everyone was enjoying the warm sun on their faces and didn’t want to land.