Bearfooting in the Kenai Peninsula
We completed our “bear footing” (having a good time), in Alaska’s playground – the Kenai Peninsula. It left us full of wonderful experiences and spectacular scenery. The bountiful wildlife in the peninsula borough allowed us to meet the real locals (critters) in Cooper Landing. We got hooked, we clammed and then traded clams for Halibut in Ninilchik. We gazed at volcanoes and walked and biked the well-maintained pathways in Soldotna. We went all the way to the end of the road in Homer and to the most westerly point in North America at Anchor Point. The Harding Icefields and Kenai Fjords National Park formed the backdrop of stunning scenery on the horizon at Seward. We witnessed frenzy Salmon fishing (or combat fishing as they refer to it) and dip netting for subsistence at the Kenai River in Kenai. ML even met in person, for the first time, Gemma, whom she has been communicating with through FB for eight years. We spent an afternoon with her, her husband also named Steve and sisters at their home in Nikiski. The sea life, the Alaskan life, the glaciers and everything else in between were just astonishing to watch and to experience.
The two weeks we spent traveling through the area were not enough. The pictures below are some of the many we took, attempting to capture the essence of what its like to be in the Kenai Peninsula. We had a great time and we urge you to come and play in Alaska’s playground!