So Long, Seward

After a packed week in Seward, it was time to pack the Winnie and head back up the Seward Highway to other destinations. We spent our last day or so enjoying the views from the harbor…


…while trying to ignore the bulking hulk of the cruise ship, which was like a city docked on the edge of a small town:


(But… that’s another blog post, for another day…)

Wandering the boardwalk along the harbor, we paused to read the names of those who had dedicated their lives to the sea:


We find these monuments to those known primarily to local residents very moving so we always spend a few moments reading names and reflecting on the good feelings they left behind among family, friends, and neighbors.

These two seagulls put on quite a show, if a subtle one. We watched them for some time as one seemed to shadow the other, mimicking it nearly step for step…

…and squawk for squawk:


Eventually one flew in one direction, the other flew in another direction, and that seemed to be the end of that. Even so, we couldn’t help wondering if we’d witnessed a sort of seagull dating ritual, or maybe a happenstance reunion between a mother and offspring…?

Another day, we couldn’t miss this swarm of seagulls…


…and followed the boardwalk to see what had them so riled…


…to see what should have been obvious — leftover scraps from the local catch of the day:


But as welcome as we felt in Seward…


…it was time to drive to the end of the road.

About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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