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Seward Life - "Winter" Kayaking

I say "winter" because it's 40 degrees and mostly cloudy today, even though it's January 11th.  It's been a mild winter in Seward, with more rain than snow.  Skiers all over the state, including myself, must find a way to entertain themselves until winter snows finally arrive.  Luckily for us, today was a perfect day to kayak.  

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My husband (RC) and I headed out for a paddle to Tonsina Point early in the afternoon.  It turns out winter is a great time to paddle!  For one, there is very little glacial silt in the water and that means crystal clear blue-green waters.  Also, since there is little boat traffic this time of year, and the sea lions and seals are more curious than afraid, and they're everywhere.  

Sea Lions!

Sea Lions!

And harbor seals!

And harbor seals!

We also saw tons of birds; mergansers, harlequins, murrelets, eagles, gulls and golden eyes. We were hoping to see the rumored orcas that have been hanging around the bay, but no luck today.   Regardless, we had an amazing time on Resurrection Bay today!

-Stephanie