Mr. Man AK'n - Kenai Peninsula Exploration with AK Baby

AK baby!  What a great trip with our little buddy.  He was a trooper and a perfect traveler, not a peep out of him on the 6 hour plane flight!  And camping and hiking what a stud.  And cant wait for our next adventure with him:)  ICELAND

Mr. Man happy to be exploring his moms favorite place on the planet in his Peruvian hoody brought home by Wes and Di from their recent venture to Peru.  It seems Liam has started to outgrow the hoody, at least he put it to use this trip.

Our room with a view strategically placed at the tip of the Homer spit.  One of our adventures involved taking a boat across Kachemak Bay to Kayaker's Cove and hiking Grace Ridge ( the long ridge line seen dead center of above pic) 

  • The Homer Spit located in Homer, Alaska on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula. The spit is a 5 mile long piece of land jutting out into Kachemak Bay. The Spit features the longest road into ocean waters in the entire world.
  • Click link for a satellite view of our camp at homer spit at the Grace Ridge Hike

One of several old boats along the Homer spit road

Exposure: 20 sec Aperture: f/16 Focal Length: 12 mm ISO Speed: 200 

Virgin Falls found after a short hike right out of the town of Girdwood, AK.  I waited a few days to get this shot due to almost 36 hours of continuous rain.  The image was captured using a ND filter (

LEE Filters Sev5n System.  How do ND filters work....

  • A dark filter which greatly extends exposure times giving the effect of allowing anything that is moving in your image to become blurred or ghost like, for example clouds, waterfalls, rivers, and the sea.The filter can also be used on cityscapes to blur people or on roads and motorways to blur traffic
  • A video from Lee Filters

Mr. Man waiting for daddy to get back to the dinner table at Captain Pattie's Fish House on the Homer Spit

This curious little fella blocked our trail for awhile before raising his quills and sauntering off

Shortly after this capture this darned blackbird persistently dive bombed and chased my down a side street at the end of the homer spit ( hence the name of the street Lands End)

One of my favorites taken along the Grace Ridge Trail.  The mushrooms just barely staying out of the suns rays.  The undersides of the shrooms seem to be illuminated by the lights reflection off the green ferns.

Early morning while K and Liam slept in, I took a stroll along the harbor at the tip of the spit.  Things were quiet enough so I secretly opened a gate and took some interesting shot of these land lost buoys.  I love the spray paint on the bottoms; kind of a glimpse into each buoys past

Exposure: 0.6 sec  Aperture: f/8 Focal Length: 12 mm ISO Speed: 200

Virgin Falls again, only this time a 0.6 sec exposure vs the 20 sec exposure above.  Notice with less exposure time the waters path/movement is easier noted

Liam and Kelly watching  her son Paul energetically bouncing around in his bouncing swing

Paul :)

A boat bringing in the mornings catch to be unloaded via crane.  Halibut perhaps?  Homer is called the "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World"

Some fellas casting off the tip of the spit.  These guys caught a fish every few minutes.  If you look closely you can see they have each landed one.

The boardwalk along the spit.  a good place to find some fresh fish caught right there within Kachemak Bay

Taking a break at treeline, Liam getting out of his pack for a snack and some stretches

K and Liam aboard the Mulligan, the boat in charge of taking us across Kachemak Bay over to Tutka Bay and landing us on Kayaker's Cove to start the hike of Grace Ridge

Engulfed by the dense forest of lower Grace Ridge

Comfy enough to sleep

Views just exiting treeline on Grace Ridge

Getting out for some rain drenched hiking during a 2 day stretch of continuous rain in Girdwood. The only thing wet under Liam's rain fly was his blanket from sucking on it:)

Mount Iliamna is a glacier-covered stratovolcano in the largely volcanic Aleutian Range in southwest Alaska

After our 6 hour adventure along Grace Ridge we wait patiently for our boat pickup at Kayaker's Cove

Buoy Graveyard

The high-tide and lack of clamming opportunities had bored him to sleep during a trip to Clam Gulch near Kenai, Ak

One tired AKer....til next years Alaska ski trip and sea kayaking trips