Kenai Fjords National Park
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It's always been a bit of a dream of mine to go up to Alaska and see some of the National Parks up there. I mean in comparison to the lower 48, the vast majority of Alaska parks have no road access so you have to charter a flight/boat in and then fend for yourself for a bit [with bears]. Serious dedication. For this Alaska trip we went the safe route and got the easy parks out of the way. For the first on our Alaska list we flew in to Anchorage and then did the drive down to Seward where we caught a boat out to Kenai Fjords National Park.
The inner harbor had that really great light teal glacial water color.
Right off shore were humpback whales just hanging out and doing tricks. Right next to them were otters and seals watching the people show on the boat. National Parks are awesome.
Icebergs coming off the Holgate Glacier. It was incredibly cold and windy, you had to hold onto the railing for dear life.
Look at the top-left of this photo. No joke. It's a bald eagle drinking from the top of a waterfall.
I have travelled to Iceland two times, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand all with the idea of seeing Puffins with no luck. Then I almost puked in my mouth a little bit when the first place I saw them was at the Long Beach Aquarium. Thankfully a whole bunch of them appeared in Kenai Fjords National Park and made that horrible taste go away.
Exit Glacier is one of the more easily accessible glaciers in Alaska and is a pretty easy hike away. There are also bears, so no carrying around raw meat.