Saturday, June 18, 2011

Alaska Day 34 Boat Trip to Seldovia

It wasn’t an early start this morning like yesterday.  DSC_0001

The 12 of us decided to use a coupon out of our tour saver book . So basically it boiled down to $30 for each person for a round trip to Seldovia via a high speed catamaran boat.   DSC_0004 DSC_0095DSC_0003DSC_0005

Aboard the boat they had these TV’s that showed are position on a may and our speed.  High tech stuff. The boat was two years old and spotless..DSC_0021 

They call this island Gull Island.  All those white spots are not gulls.DSC_0007

This little guy was out in the wind on the railing holding on for dear life.DSC_0011


Hang a left and we are at Seldovia.  A 45 minute ride doing about 30 knots.DSC_0029

Visitor center and museum.  the museum was in a room about 400 sq feet.DSC_0032


I think the police station had less.DSC_0042

Seems like this town in my opinion is famous for two things, wood carvings thru out town and real estate for sale. Click on the pic to enlarge

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Part of the “Gang”DSC_0085

The rest of the “Gang” or most of it.DSC_0060

Yes this little town had a grocery store.DSC_0049


Then it was lunch time so we will try out the local food.DSC_0063  DSC_0070

Setting next to the window with a look over the bay I was able to catch this little bird chasing this eagle. This was the highlight of lunch for me. The Halibut fish & Chips sucked. I mean it was of poor quality and quantity.DSC_0068

Then a few of us walked down to the beach where I found these things.DSC_0090 

Then it was time for the ride back home with nice scenery. DSC_0103

Some of us enjoyed other things more than others.DSC_0100

We got back to the rigs and the neatest thing happened. What we thought was going to turn into a parking argument turned out to be a delightful encounter with a true native Alaskan and her husband. I cooked some halibut and offered it to them which they enjoyed. They in turn they gave us some cooked corn on the cob in the husk. I in turn gave their native Alaskan wife’s mother a piece of tempura halibut. Next thing you know we got a quart bag of frozen caribou soup that she made while with her tribe at the arctic circle.  Whoa or is it wow!  How’s that for sharing…..? Now to share a quart with 12 people. It will happen!

See ya…….

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