Sitting in the restaurant you could see across this little channel to a wooded area where a Bald Eagle had a nest. Actually, I think there were two over there but I never saw the second. Anyway, there was a lot of eagle activity when the owner of the restaurant put out some fish scraps for the birds. We saw one adult - above - and I thought this shot wasn't too bad.
There were also several "baby" eagles. Really they were probably teenagers but we called them "babies." This one sat on a pier right at the edge of the restaurant's patio and I got within about ten feet of him before he got nervous and flew away. He was HUGE! I knew eagles were big but never being that close to one . . . I didn't actually understand just how big they were
Isn't "Baby" cute? I was impressed that I could get so close to a real, live Bald Eagle. Okay - so he isn't old enough to be bald yet . . . it still counts. Right?
Okay - I had never heard of the Alaskan earthquake of 1964. I know I wasn't born then but shouldn't I have heard about the biggest earthquake in American history? This sign was on a sporting goods store about a mile or so from the waterfront.
This was also on the same store. Amazing that a big fishing vessel could be washed that far onto land. However - there were NO photos in the store. We looked everywhere!
THIS was in the store though. A stuffed bear that someone had shot. It was also HUGE! Much, much bigger than the eagle! Having stuffed animals seemed to be a theme in stores in Seward. There were other stuffed animals - usually Mountain Goats (or whatever they are technically called). I think that is just plain weird. What do you think?
Sorry about the poor quality of this picture. I took it through the glass and apparently had some issues with it! Just look at the measurements of this bear! Immense! I am glad I don't live near any of these things roaming around in the wild!
This is just a harbor shot. I like taking those. Look at the beautiful scenery!
Voice Update: Yesterday I had a lot of trouble with those darn "h" words and other unvoiced consonants. Hubby even dared to make fun of me once while we were walking. That earned him a punch in the belly (a very soft one because I am a wimp!)! I did some massage - not enough of course! - and the upper left part of my throat really hurt - like a pin was stuck in it. I wonder what that is all about. This morning it seems to be fine. Hold on while I do a bit of massage to check it out. . . Yep - that sore spot is gone. My throat is really tight (due to a lack of regular massage no doubt) but it isn't sore in that spot anymore.