Thursday, August 18, 2016

Experience - Low Tide at the Homer Ferry Dock and the Lee Shore of the Spit

Sea stars under the ferry dock


Low tide is one of my favorite times to visit the beach and the area around the base of the ferry dock is one of my favorite places.  Although I also really enjoy Bishop’s Beach and Mariner Park.  At low tide, you can get a glimpse of sea life you would

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hiking - Hidden Creek Trail

Hidden Creek


Distance:  2.6 miles                     Difficulty: Easy to Moderate                            Time:  2 hrs


The best part of the Hidden Creek Trail is when it meets up with the marshlands

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hiking - Cottonwood Trail

View From the Cottonwood Trail


Distance:  0.25 miles                        Difficulty: Easy                                 Time:  20 minutes


The Cottonwood Trail is a short hike to a fabulous view of the Grewingk Glacier, Homer Spit and the Kachemak Bay.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hiking - Ben Walter's Park Floating Dock

View from Ben Walter's Park as a Floatplane Lands

Distance:  0.1 miles         Difficulty: Easy           Time:  15 min


Tucked away at the side of Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska, Ben Walter’s Park is

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hiking - Winner Creek Trail (updated summer 2016)

Dappled Light in a Temperate Rainforest


Distance:  5.5 miles (round trip)                       Difficulty: Easy                           Time:  Full-day

The winner creek trail is one of the best kept trails we’ve ever found in Alaska.  It’s also one of the prettiest

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Winter Experience - Homer's Winter Carnival

A Homer-Made Chinese Dragon

2015 saw the 61st annual Winter Carnival, a classic, small town celebration of winter with the theme "Warm Winter Hearts"  The carnival is held in February, the coldest