Seward then to Kenai. 8-14-16

We woke to intermittent rain and mid 50’s temps.  I guess I should say I woke to darkness, it was 4:00 when I go up. Yesterday I was up at 3:00 so this is an improvement. Anyway with little else to do I started the wash and went to work on the blog. Working on the blog takes awhile as I type and insert pictures at a near glacial pace and am still learning the software.

We decided to leave anchorage and head to Seward.  We tried to book a room there but there was a fishing derby going on and everything was booked.  We booked a room in the town of Kenai on the other side of the peninsula and on our way to Homer where we will be for Monday and Tuesday night.  We are on a all day charter out of Homer on Tuesday for Halibut in the morning and Salmon in the afternoon.

Anyway after going to Verizon to try and figure out Bills tablet problems we were off to Seward on SR1.  SR1 becomes a two lane road just South of Anchorage with sections of three lane road for passing.  It curves along the Turnagain arm of the Gulf of Alaska before heading across the peninsula to Seward.

The bay at low tide.
The bay at low tide.
Geared up for the ride.
Geared up for the ride.

The road made no great elevation changes, it just wound through a  lush green valley all the way to Seward.  It is lush and green due to the rain the peninsula gets.

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We passed streams formed from snow melt and lakes that were quite stunning.  The viewing on this ride was great.

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Seward is a fishing and tourist spot and is a Port of call for some Alaska cruises. We stopped for lunch and a beer at the Seward Brewing Co. and found the beer to be good and some of the food offerings interesting. They make an appetizer sushi style with the meat from the salmon belly.  It sounded good but we split the crab appetizer.

Seward Brewing.
Seward Brewing.
The beer menu reminded me of Audry's pallet creations.
The beer menu reminded me of Audry’s pallet creations.
Local fish art.
Local fish art.

Not many bikes on the road with the rain showers but we did run into a large group of BMW riders at Seward  Brewing that just left Anchorage on a 5 day tour.

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We left and headed to our room for the night in Kenai at an older motel that could use some serious updating.  You can’t see it all on the internet.

They have a sports bar and grill and we went in for dinner and some conversation with real Alaskans.  It turns out I’ve been in the state almost as long as the Bartender.  And the guy we were sitting next to had just moved up and was waiting for his furniture to arrive from Bakersfield, CA.

That was enough enlightenment about Alaska for us, off to bed and work on the blog.  To Homer tomorrow.

The road carriers.
The road carriers.

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