Month: September 2019

Trip Overview – or a Refresher on Alaska Geography

This trip to Alaska includes two major adventures. The first is a 4 day private charter on the Darby, with Alaska Fjord Charters. We will leave from Seward, and will be cruising in Kenai Fjords National Park, looking for glaciers, wildlife, beautiful scenery and escape from internet and phone services. The second is a 5 Night Stay at the Alaska Homestead Lodge to view Coastal Brown Bears in their natural habitat in the Silver Salmon Creek area of Lake Clark National Park.

I am geographically challenged, so generally have no idea what is north, south, or anywhere else. This map gives a good overview of the parts of Alaska we have visited so far. Juneau is way down on the middle of the bottom right corner (who knew that is where it was???). You can also see Ketchikan, Sitka, and Glacier Bay, all places we have visited with UnCruise on previous trips. If you locate Anchorage near the center of the map, and go directly south, you will find Seward and the Kenai Fjords. Our first week finds us in Seward and in Kenai Fjords National Park.

A more detailed map of the Kenai Fjords:

Directly left of the Kenai Fjords – I guess that would be west – is Lake Clark. The second week of our adventure takes place near Lake Clark National Park at the Alaska Homestead Lodge.

Click HERE to arrive in Seward, Alaska.


Our scheduled Alaska programming to bring you a report on our Sunday cruise. We grabbed our next door neighbor, Donna, and joined Pablo on the boat. Pablo is helping us as we get acquainted with the new boat.

We took off for Castine, where we docked and had a nice lunch. Castine is where the Maine Maritime Academy is, and the large ship … State of Maine is the training vessel for the school.

It was a beautiful day, and we were happy to get more time on the boat.