The Kenai Penninsula

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We enjoyed our time at Seward as we camped on the water of Resurrection Bay. We cooked a nice breakfast one morning.

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Chris and the girls were able to go fishing with a charter. They caught 24 pounds of salmon which we shipped home (to Sue). So we will be having a salmon party when we get home.

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We drove out to see Exit Glacier. The scenery along the way was quite beautiful and it was a warm day, so much so that the runoff from the mountains was flooding the road to the park but we managed.

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We were able to hike up to the edge of the glacier. Apparently last year you could actually touch the glacier from the path but every year it recedes several feet. But they also had signs along the path showing as early as the late 1800s where the glacier had been so I’m still not sure whether they are blaming global warming or just the natural changes that take place. Regardless it was “cool” to see it up close if you can see the color in the pictures, the layers are a pretty blue rather than white all the way through.

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We stopped for some delicious gelato which is made right in the premises. They also make candy. This was a nice reminder if my trip to Italy where we HAD to eat gelato at least once a day!

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We thought we would go clamming on the other side I’d the peninsula but when we got over there we discovered that it was a bit more gear intensive than we’d expected.

Seward is at the southeast end of the road on the Kenai Penninsula. We had made it around to the other side to try to go clamming, so we decided to go all the way to the end of the road on the southwest side which is Homer Alaska. And since we were not able to catch fresh clams we had some fresh clam chowder instead.

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