By Christy Hamill /

I have to say that one of my most amazing trip experiences I have had would have to be the afternoon that my Alaska group sea kayaked in Resurrection Bay.

After traveling by train from Anchorage to Seward and seeing a very rare sighting of beluga whales, which I didn’t think anything could top, we took a short boat ride to Fox Island which is where we spent our first night on the trip.

After a delicious salmon lunch we suited up and had a lesson in paddling and how to function in a sea kayak. This was my first experience, and I have to say I was a bit nervous about possibly tipping over, but the kayaks are so stable that you literally would have to work at it to tip over which was a big relief and made me able to just enjoy the adventure.

We started out with a gentle paddle in the bay with our goal to get “around the corner” of Fox Island to a small cove. I am a lover of all animals and boy was I in for a treat. Along the way we had the joy of seeing sea otters playing in the bay, orange and purple starfish on the rocks, as well as Horned and Tufted Puffin birds floating in the water next to us. But, the coolest thing, by far, was when we came upon a school of white jelly fish. Wow – I could have stayed in that same place for hours just watching these beautiful gentle glowing creatures float in the water below and around us. It was a sight that I will remember forever and smile when ever I think of my Alaska adventure!

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