We went down to the SeaLife Research center and really had a great time. Its not a typical Aquarium, although we kept referring to it as one. They are a field office for marine biology research here. In the summer they offer a lot more exhibits and interactions. We enjoyed looking at the fish, octopus, starfish, seals and puffins.
|A Puffin. Elliot was quite disappointed that there are no penguins here, But really liked this guy. Once he got back in the water, he started splashing around and getting us cold and wet. They boys named him Bomber.|
|This is a cute Momma Giant Octopus. See all that white stuff she is cradling? That is her eggs. Once she lays eggs, she stops eating in order to protect them. She will soon die once the eggs mature.|
|SEA OTTERS! They were enjoying their lunch while we were having ours!|
|This is a local celebrity... the Giant Chalktopus. He can be found inside Chinooks Restaurant.|
I LOVE the mountains here. There is something quite majestic and magnificant about them. I can't figure out what it is. The mountains in Utah were much higher, and I loved them. But Alaska mountains are just different. My Dad loaned me his "old" digital camera, one much more advanced than my current abilities. I've enjoyed toying around with it to take some great pics of the area.
|Mt. Alice on the the other side of Resurrection Bay|
|It was 17 degrees in Seward, with the sun shining. I loved being able to see the snow whip around in the wind. I was grateful I wasn't up there!|
|This is the Sun rising as we arrived in Seward.|
|This was the sunset about 20 miles south of Anchorage. Because of the position of the sun, really low on the horizon all day long, the sunsets seem to last forever. Sorry if its grainy. I took this one with my phone while in the car.|