Seward: Alaska Starts Here!®

That is the motto of this little seaside town. Situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities.

The founders and settlers of the town of Seward arrived in 1903 to build the railroad. Seward was named in honor of William H. Seward, President Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of State, who was responsible for negotiating the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 (yes, 150 years ago this year).

I love otters. I could have watched this guy for hours. AND it was a riot to listen to him eat. He crunched so loudly.

We hung out on the docks until the fishermen came in with their amazing catches. This is today's Only in Alaska photo.
The Iditarod National Historic Trail is Alaska’s sole National Historic Trail. This network of 2,300-mile winter trails evolved to connect Alaskan Native villages, established the dog-team mail and supply route during Alaska’s Gold Rush, and now serves as a vital recreation and travel link (the famous Iditarod race didn't begin until 1973). We are camped right next to Mile 0 of this cool trail.
In 2008, Seward was officially designated, “Mural Capital of Alaska” at the completion of the town’s 12th colorful mural (there are now over 22 of these beautiful works of public art).
Of the murals we saw, this was my favorite. The view in the side mirror is sometimes the most lasting of the sights seen.
I do love clever. This just cracked us up.
We are traversing Alaska at a rather brisk pace, yet we feel that we're seeing/ doing/ experiencing all we had hoped and planned to do. This license plate gave us permission to Keep Moving. Tomorrow we are off to the next Alaska adventure.

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Karen Booth said...

The signs and murals in Steward were positively delightful. I think I would have had to run around and photograph all 22 murals!

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