Today, I'm editing a story for the summer Visitors' Guide on kayaking and white-water rafting. It has me thinking about a summer trip.
It has been a couple years since we've been on a kayaking or rafting trip.
I'm still trying to decide where to go – Seward, Prince William Sound or Kachemak Bay across from Homer. I've been to Prince William Sound before, both out of Whittier and Valdez. Those trips are some of my fondest memories in Alaska.
One trip from Whittier included some drizzly rain. But we stayed in a U.S. Forest Service cabin, so we were dry when it counted the most. On a trip out of Valdez, we went to Shoup Glacier. Again, we stayed in a public-use cabin, but you could hear the glacier creaking and calving all night. It was like a good Midwest thunderstorm without all the lightning and rain.
I think I'm leaning toward Kachemak Bay. There are so many opportunities for discovering little secluded bays. And the tide-pooling is excellent.
Now, it's just a matter of waiting a few months.