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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

Seward – A welcome stopover for the Scolamanzi crew and guests

Seward:

5-9th July 2016

Seward seems to consist of fishermen and tourists in RV’s. The tidy town has a nice lively vibe to it.

We had a nice comfortable birth in the Harbour and could easily stay for a few days. We found downtown very picturesque with interesting shops, restaurants and beautifully maintained and characterful buildings. The aquarium of Seward was a delightful and very well organised setup. We particularly enjoined seeing the puffins, ducks, sea lions and otters up close. All of them are superb entertainers and we literally spent most of our time just watching them. It is amazing to see how big the otters and sea lions really are once one get close to them. Certainly well worth a visit.

Needless to say, with both Johann and Reyno’s birthdays coming up in the next 2 weeks, the pubs and restaurants got to know us well. We were pleasantly surprise to find Ben and Diane, friends that was on Scolamanzi about a month ago, in the same town with their RV. They joined in on the celebrations. The local brewery and the karaoke pub was a very popular choice for everyone seeking fun. What a wonderful night we had.

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Fishing in the Rusian River

Fishing in the Rusian River

With Laura and Reyno leaving on the train to Anchorage on the 7th, we had time to clean the boat and recover from the night before. The next day, with the weather absolutely perfect for an excursion. Ben invited us to join them with the RV to go fishing for salmon in the Russian River not far from Seward. What an amazing setting. The facilities are outstanding with great ablution blocks and lovely well maintained walkways all along the river with steps going down for the fishermen to access the river. The men spent 4 hours fishing . We were most of the time watching all the fishermen’s rhythmic motions of sweeping the line back and forth through the water and the excitement when something got caught. I loved the walk all the way to the end where the Kenai and Russian River meets. It was fantastic being in such a wonderful environment. We were enchanted by the tranquillity of the quietness of no human sounds and the noisiness of nature with all the seagulls and bald eagles around. Two friendly park officials approached us to remind us to look out for bears.

Five Sockeye Salmons and two very tired fishermen later we went home to get the fish cleaned and in the freezer.  Ben was very kind to us to stock up our freezer which will take most of the pressure off Scolamanzi to get salmon.

This is where Scolamanzi II was between the 5-9th July

This is where Scolamanzi II was between the 5-9th July

 

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