My Seward, Alaska vacation drive
The Seward, Alaska scenic drive: As I mentioned in an earlier post today, I just came back from a short vacation in beautiful Seward, Alaska. One of the things many Alaskans may take for granted is that the drive alone down to Seward is a beautiful vacation for tourists. Most of the drive is through a national forest, it's lined with mountains and bodies of water, and there isn't much traffic, especially this time of year.
To pay a little homage that is the vacation drive to Seward, here's a short collection of photos from my recent drive, with just a wee bit of narrative about each photo.
First up, when I left Palmer and started driving on the Parks Highway to Anchorage, I ran into this fog, created by the unfrozen Knik River on a very cold day:
Once you get through Anchorage and start driving south to Seward, Alaska, you'll come across a body of water which I believe is named Turnagain Arm. In the summer it's a body of water, but in the winter it looks like a collection of icebergs:
Now on the drive to Seward you'll be surrounded by mountains for the entire trip. Here's one view out of the thousands and thousands of views you'll see:
And here's another view of the drive to Seward:
Of course once you're in Seward the views are still pretty spectacular. The white building on the right is the back of the Van Gilder Hotel:
On the drive back from Seward I decided to take a detour towards Portage, Alaska. Here's one photo from that detour:
And here's a second photo from the Portage, Alaska area:
As you can see, a vacation drive to Seward, Alaska can be pretty spectacular. Imagine driving through views like this for about two and a half hours (or longer, because you'll probably stop a lot more than I just did), and you'll have a little idea of what this wonderful drive is like.