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Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park

On the Kenai Fjords tour boat in Aialik Bay. The captain turned off the engines, let us drift in the ice, and told everyone it's quiet time, time to listen to the glacier crack and thunder.

Caleb practicing his cairn-building technique
at Miller's Landing. Seward is in the background.
The Seward waterfront was wiped out by the 1964
earthquake. Bunky is ready and prepared for any repeat.

Our good friend and Homer local Joe Spaeder steers us safely across Kachemak Bay.

Halibut Cove, across Kachemak Bay from Homer. This small community of picturesque homes is accessed by boat only.

In Halibut Cove, many of the homes are connected by boardwalk, which pass behind and in front of homes, and in one case, through a boat-building workshop. There can be more than 20 foot tides in Alaska.

Few restaurants in the world have a better ambience than the Saltry at Halibut Cove. Built into a rock wall with a fireplace and tidally- influenced aquarium tub, the deck provides a view of the cove. I recommend the pasta of the day, which usually involves seafood. Access is by boat only.

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