Homer and Kachemak Bay

After returning from Attu I rented a car and headed down the Kenai peninsula to Homer, staying for about a week which allowed ample time to explore and get a taste of the area.


A short ferry trip from Homer took me across Kachemak Bay to the tiny (population 250?) community of Seldovia.  Kachemak Bay has an extreme tidal range (average 15ft, record 31ft), so everything near the water needs to be built on high piers.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies located in Homer operates a field station on Peterson Bay, so the next day I took another ferry trip across the bay to visit and hike their trail system.

After a final ferry ride, I rented a sea kayak to spend part of the day exploring the Jackalof Bay area.  I enjoyed watching several otters.

Next: Kenai Fjords and Exit glacier near Seward