Featured in Alaska~Beyond Your Dreams – March 25, 2011
Featured in Transport – February 4, 2011
Seward was founded in 1903, making it 12 years older than Anchorage and one of the oldest communities in Alaska.
It has about 4,000 year-round residents.
More than 100 cruise ships visit Seward in a typical year. It is also a stop on the Alaska Marine Ferry system.
Train service on the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage is available daily from May through September. The train arrives in Seward at 11:05 a.m. and departs at 6 p.m.., giving passengers time to take afternoon cruises of Kenai Fjords.
It is 125 miles by highway from Anchorage to Seward. The drive along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet and through the Kenai Mountains is one of the most scenic in North America; the highway has been designated a National Forest Scenic Byway. Major work has been done on the road in recent years, including the addition of more passing lanes.
The 1964 Good Friday earthquake hit Seward hard; a movie and slide show about the earthquake is shown at 2 p.m. daily during the summer in the Community Library.
Seward is a popular stop for visitors to South-central Alaska. It is the final port for many of the cruise ships to Alaska and it is an easy and picturesque mountain drive from Anchorage. It is dramatically located at the foot of Mount Marathon and at the head of Resurrection Bay.
And yes, on this day it was raining…..again!
Canon EOS 50D; Canon 17-85mm lens
Dynamic Photo HDR Orton Effect
1/250 sec.; F/10; 53mm; ISO400