Down the Seward Highway


We returned to Anchorage after the long weekend in Denali to stay with Jess and Robert while I attended the National Marine Educators Association annual conference. Zack explored a bit around Anchorage and we sampled some more of the local pubs and restaurants. Finally it was time to head south along the Seward Highway towards the Kenai Peninsula to see some of Alaska’s marine wildlife.

Potter Marsh

First stop outside Anchorage were the boardwalks of the Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary along Turnagain Arm. Potter Marsh is actually a mitigation project and a result of the railroad along this stretch but has become a fantastic birding location with free (and scratch free) scopes along the board walk. We saw Alaskan Canadian Geese with goslings and many gorgeous violet green sparrows living under the boardwalks.


Not too far down the road we stopped again to see our first of many Bald…

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