In 1998 I was fortunate enough to spend a few weeks kayaking in Alaska, I remember being particularly excited as it was the first sea kayaking trip away that I had organized completely via the internet.
We flew into Homer, chartered a boat to take us out and spent 3 weeks paddling back in to Homer. It was a scenically spectacular area with great wildlife and we were lucky that for the first 10 days we didn't experience any of the rain for which the region is famous.
This is the view across Kachemak Bay towards the Kenai Fjords National Park.
I came across the book "Tide, Feather, Snow" by Miranda Weiss towards the end of last year. It describes the life of somebody who moves to Alaska and lives in Homer. The book describes the Homer that we knew, I recognized the descriptions of the town, of the bars and some of the towns characters, reading it brought some great memories.
It is a delightful read which reflects on the challenges of living in the largest State. Anybody who has an interest in the north or has been to Alaska will really enjoy this book by Miranda Weiss.