Day 80, 8/18/15, Tuesday
Weather: Clear all day with temperatures at 9 am at 45° and during the day in the 70s.
The day began with Tim and Stacy taking a Zip Line tour at 10:30 am. The tour began in town and then they drove to the zip line sight not far out of Seward. Logan stayed with us.
Paul went to the Ranger station in town to use their wifi to upload four days of information on the blog and check the email. At the same time, Gail went to the Chugach National Forest Headquarters at the other end of town to have Logan’s National Park Passport stamped. This passport can be stamped at national lands locations and is a memento of his visits. This stamp was associated with the Portage Glacier trail we did a few days ago.
Paul spent time later in the day lubricating the mechanisms on the slide-out. Although this was one of the items that were brought in for repair last week, it needs to be frequently treated with silicone for ease of operation. When we return home, the dealer will do a final repair. Paul also checked to see if there was any evidence of a water leak within the RV. Thankfully, nothing was found.
The night that we arrived in Seward a leak was detected coming from the hot water line. Tim was able to reach the coupling and tightened it sufficiently to stop the leak. Considering the frequency of rough roads that we encounter it is a wonder that we have not faced other such problems. Much of the road repairs require vehicles to be driven over rough unpaved portions of the road for miles at a time.
When Stacy and Tim arrived back from the tour, she and Paul went into town to obtain a fishing license. They spent the later part of the afternoon fishing from the shore during incoming and high tide. Although the salmon were jumping in the water, they were not biting. By 6:30 pm the tide was beginning to ebb. One of the differences in the tidal changes here as compared to back home is the speed with which tides come in and recede. This is probably more noticeable because of the overall height of the tide. At some times, the tide change can be as much as fifteen feet.
Tim and Gail took Logan to the playground. Pushing Logan on the swings tired them both out, and assured that Logan slept well that night.
We spent time sitting outside the RV relaxing in the remaining warmth of the sun enjoying crackers and cheese. As the shade of the mountains began to replace the sun the temperature droped quickly and we moved inside for dinner.
After dinner Tim and Stacy began their packing in preparation of the return trip tomorrow to Anchorage and their flight home. Of course the evening ended with our last game of Uno.
G & P