Pulling into Seward we had our last buffet breakfast of the cruise. Now the buffets weren't 5 star, but, they were feeding 2000 plus people so they were very good. I probably put on 5 to 10 pounds at least, but, I don't like the scale, so I go by my clothes and how they feel, and they were getting tight!
Exiting the ship, we had set our bags out the night before and with luck, they will meet us in Kentucky on Saturday. So, we began our excursion at the Sea Life center in Seward, Alaska. There were all kinds of interesting creatures in rehab. There was a baby walrus that appeared to be quite a find from the staff. There was also a mama octopus that was dutifully tending the white ribbons of eggs, hoping that one would pop out and become a baby octopi.
Then there were puffins! and lots of other birds there. I had scheduled a visit to this facility, incase we didn't get to see any out in the wild. Boy was I wrong, we saw lots of puffins in the wild. There are fascinating birds that are called the clowns of the sea. They have to flap their wings so hard to get flight, and then they sort of run on the water to get going.