TOPtoTOP – Seldovia to Whittier

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After our time in Seldovia we headed for Seward on the 10th of August. We had to fix a new windage scale before leaving. The old one broke because of corrission. Because of our new plans it was possible that Christina could accompany us up to Seward. We all were happy to have her on board for two more days. The next night we anchored in a nice bay. After that we saw a piece of ice floating in the water for the first time. The next day we reached Seward where we finally had to say goodbye to Christina. Thanks again for everything you have done for us!
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In Seward we’ve been invited to the Sealife Center. We had the chance to get a lot of information about the animals that live in Alaska like seals, sea lions or otters. Thanks a lot for the invitation, we enjoyed it a lot!
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When we left Seward we entered Prince William Sound. We approached a big glacier and could observe a lot of seals.
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For the first time we had to navigate Pachamama through big fields of ice. We anchored in a bay near the glacier and celebrated Noé’s birthday at this beautiful spot on the 15th of august. The traditional birthday treasure hunt was a highlight! The kids followed the trace to a marvelous beach we named “Noé’s beach”. There we all had bath in the sea, where the water had about 1.4°C.
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The next day we continued to Whittier. We’ve been very lucky to see two hunt back whales very close to our boat.
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In Whittier we stayed a night in the harbor and hiked up to the Portage Glacier the next day. Nevertheless it was raining the whole day we had fun on this hike, which is the first passage of the way to Denali. From that point we start cycling all the way up to Denali National Park next spring.
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