This September, our friends at Roots On The Rails present an Alaska Adventure – you can join me, Mary Gauthier and Eliza Gilkyson on a spectacular, life-affirming trip through the land of eagles, sea otters and seals, salmon, whales, bears and moose – The Kenai Peninsula! Fifteen thousand square miles of rivers, of lakes, of bays and rocky vistas; of volcanoes and glaciers and a staggering abundance of wildlife.
If you have never traveled to the Kenai you’ll be bowled over by the power and the beauty of the region. Our first morning out from Anchorage the vistas along Turnagain Arm are literally jaw-dropping. The rushing majesty of the Kenai River, an unreal turquoise from the glacial silt in the water; the nest of bald eagles just down the bluff from our hotel in Homer; the trip across Kachemak Bay –on our own boat!– with sea otters and puffins to the tiny town of Seldovia. The day long trip to the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and the awe-inspiring sight and sounds of the glaciers calving into frigid waters. And to top it off, an utterly spectacular return journey to Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad, in our own glass-topped, two-story “Gold Star” car – replete with open-air deck – perfect for wildlife-spotting.
There are concerts most nights of the trip, formal and informal. You can read more about the adventure at Roots On The Rails’ website. Come join us for an unforgettable week in Alaska!