Well … alright, I’ll admit it was close, but we avoided actually ending up in the water.
After a beautifully scenic drive from Soldotna in the morning, September 1st found Rhonda and I in Seward, Alaska, one of my favorite places in this ever-diverse and spectacular state.
Our water’s edge campsite afforded an unobstructed view of Resurrection Bay in all it’s vastness. The first thing we did after claiming our assigned site was to go for a long, meandering walk along the bay’s rocky shoreline.
Ronni was intrigued by some tiny sea creature between the rocks and nearly took an unintended dip when waves from a passing boat temporarily submerged the rock she had jumped to, following her prey.
The craggy mountains across from the campground, part of the Kenai Mountain Range, are only partly visible today due to cloud cover. They afford a dramatic backdrop to the icy waters of Resurrection Bay.
Today, the bay is calm, but I’ve seen it dark and restless, with white-caps racing the wind and waves pounding the shoreline. Resurrection Bay has many moods.
I was lulled to sleep last night to the sound of gentle waves lapping softly against the shore. I could vaguely hear the crackle of a campfire about five sites away (my nearest neighbor in this near-empty campground) and the quiet murmur of the family sitting around the fire, enjoying warm cocoa and toasted marshmallows.
Looking forward to tomorrow and hoping to see sea otters! 🦦