timistravels

My job allows me to visit a lot of Alaska on a yearly basis. I wanted to capture the trips in one location!

Small town Charm in Seldovia, Alaska

on July 24, 2014
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do you see the face of a bear in these rocks? I do and I love it!!! taken from ferry ride.

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wish I would have caught this, but I just decided to stand by it! It’s about a 90# Halibut.

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locals call this camel rock, I can see why!

 

July 18, 2014

A day in Seldovia, Alaska

I, for one love quaint little towns that embrace what Alaska is all about and Seldovia is just that kind of town. We were in Homer for work but had the opportunity to take the ferry ride over to Seldovia and spend the afternoon there.

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view from the ferry as we left Homer

 

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we saw whales breaching during the ferry ride. I almost caught the ‘fluke’ (whales tail)

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sea otters are everywhere in the waters in this area

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little sea otter playing in the harbor

 

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arriving to Seldovia, can you tell it’s a fishing community

 

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such beautiful flowers welcoming the ferry

 

 

It is a quieter community, as it is not on the road system; you have to try to get there! The community is far removed from the hustle and bustle of life in bigger communities in Alaska. It’s a town full of small town charm including Christmas Light contest, an annual chainsaw competition (with many of the carvings decorating town), and a solstice music festival just to name a few.IMG_1124IMG_1133

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a bowl of salmon berries is a summer treat!

We were hosted by a local for lunch and had yummy fresh salmon and halibut! What a treat. We then visited the Susan Early School on our way to the Otterbahn Hike and visit to the beach. I collected a lot of beach glass, (which I love) as well as filling 2 bags with salmon berries!IMG_1138IMG_1134

seldovia map

just in case you were wondering where it is on the map of Alaska

I’ve read a trip advisor reviews where people complained that there was “nothing to do” but I disagree, it is a delightful step into a beautiful community that isn’t full of tourist shops and billboards, it is a quaint Alaska community full of kindness and great old-fashioned hospitality.


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