Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Spending a Few Days in Seward, Alaska

Seward is a picturesque mid-sized town surrounded by glaciers and a great base-camp for all kinds of big Alaskan adventures along the Kenai Fjords. I'll do separate posts on the whale watching and glacier hiking we embarked on out of Seward next. Established in the 1790's as a Russian fur trading post, the town has a cute older homes and churches.
Downtown, there's a handful of art galleries, gear stores, a book store and an ice cream parlor.
There's a really nice small library with a museum downstairs and a community garden on the side. The fastest internet in Alaska and a lovely view of the bay! (as you can see, the weather can fluctuate day-to-day from warm and sunny to overcast and cold)
The brand-new Seward Brewing Company is a fun place to fill-up your growler with a local IPA or stout.
Cruise ships and whale watching boats share the northern harbor with fishing boats and coal-laden tankers headed for China. The Alaskan Railroad station is next to the harbor, too. A school bus drives a free loop from downtown out to the boats and back every 30 minutes.
We parked our first and last night at Stoney Creek RV Park - a bit outside of town, with full hook-ups, wifi and showers. Our middle night, we parked in the city-run RV park right along the water downtown. This is the 11:00 pm view of the Kenai Fjords from our RV.
Seward is such a nice Alaskan town!

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