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.

Kenai Peninsula
Kenai Peninsula

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!

Anchor Point, AK
ML modestly posing at another sign
Homer Spit
Viewing snowcapped mountains from Homer Spit
Homer Spit
Beautiful Sunset at Homer
Anchor Point
North Fork Loop road in Anchor Point
Steve’s first floatplane trip, out of Homer.
Harding IceField
The Harding IceField covers over 700 square miles at the top of the mountain ranges, and spills over the peaks as hundreds of glaciers.
Grewingk Glacier
Grewingk Glacier
Glacier view
Yet another glacier, as seen from the plane from Homer during Steve’s flight.
Mt Redoubt
Mt Redoubt
Mt Iliamna
Mt Iliamna
Gemma, ML, Joy and Wennah
Ninilchik, AK
Steve attempts to fly with the seagulls. They were very graceful, he crash-landed
Bald Eagle
Bald eagle hanging out near our RV site




  1. Loved those photos of Steve on the beach – they put a smile on my face and started my day on a happy note. Keep on having fun.

  2. You two are so fortunate to have done what you’ve done without the worries of watching a clock or calendar. I’m so happy for you that you took the time to smell “all” the roses in your journey’s and didn’t give up anything your heart desired. We enjoyed your witty stories and photos. Still feel like I’m riding along with you. Keep safe. Hugs…

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