Cruise ships arrives at 5 AM
On our last full day in Seward we visited the Alaska Sea Life Center and drove out to Bear Creek to view some salmon moving upstream. We saw Puffin out in the wild during our boat tour but at the Sea Life Center we were able to view them up close in the water and see how adapted they are underwater.
Puffin in the water
Video of Puffin underwater
We also saw a King Eider duck at the center. This duck is only found in the Arctic regions and we had to ask what it was.
King Eider Duck
After our visit to the Sea Life Center we walked downtown for lunch and then headed out to Bear Creek to find the salmon. Here are two short videos on the salmon we saw. The first video shows a small group of salmon about to go under the bridge over Bear Creek and the second video shows a single salmon jumping the weir dam on the other side of the bridge.
Video of salmon moving upsteam
Video of salmon jumping weir dam
On Monday we traveled back through Anchorage and caught the Glenn Highway in Wasilla for our journey to Valdez. We stayed the night at a campground at Glacier View meeting back up with our friends.