On our day in Seward we decided to guarantee ourselves some wildlife sightings and invested in the only super-touristy part of our trip: the Resurrection Bay Tour. It was freezing cold but beautiful. We spent most of the time on the bow of the ship, faces full of mist, trying to hold on as the boat hit waves and sped around the bay to the different wildlife hangouts. We saw a bald eagle, harbor seals, sea lions, puffins, a humpback whale, and a smattering of sea otters and came close enough to a glacier that the mist turned to wispy flurries. We stopped on an island for lunch, going vegetarian for that meal since the only meatless options were green beans, rolls and mashed potatoes. Dinner was more exciting, as we strolled through downtown Seward stopping for a beer and dinner. On the way back to Anchorage that evening, we saw our first wild moose – a mother and twins taking a stroll in the middle of a wide shallow river. This was by far one of our favorite days of the trip.
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