Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sea Kayaking in Seward

I went on a sea kayaking adventure out of Seward last weekend with Heather, Allan, Nina, and Brendon. We drove down late Friday night and camped out Exit Glacier Road. We lucked out with beautiful weather all weekend.

We had 2 foot waves and a 10-15mph head wind Saturday afternoon when we launched the boats making the paddle a lot of effort. We saw seals and an eagles nest close to shore with what sounded like young eagles. The weather calmed down after a couple of hours, but we decided to call it a day once we reached the North Beach of Caine's Head. We would have liked to have gone further to the South side of the point, but we lost a lot of time early on. The mid afternoon start didn't help. We had a great evening relaxing and cooking.

Sunday morning was beautiful and calm. Allan and Nina paddled back to town early. Brendon hiked up to the old WWII fort. Heather and I paddled another mile out to the point where Resurrection Bay opens open. We watched a sea otter playing in the waves. It was a nice morning. We regrouped with Brendon for lunch and started the paddle back. We were working against the tide, but with a strong tailwind, we were able to make it back to Seward in only an hour and a half.

More adventures to come soon...

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