yesterday morning, mom and i took a water taxi across kachemak bay, to kachemak bay state park. we stayed in a beautiful yurt, built by nomad shelters here in homer.
i really loved this shelter - i think i could easily live in a yurt, and kaya and shaemus didn't seem to mind, either...
the beach was gorgeous - we had a campfire and read by the water in the evening. earlier in the day we hiked over to the grenwick glacier lake - soooo beautiful! icebergs were brilliant blue, and the glacier was incredible. on the way back we had a good bear-scare, with the dogs alerting us to a bear just off the trail in the woods. i was on the ready with bear spray, and mom was securely fastened to my back. we yelled our way down the trail, making sure that we were noticed and weren't surprising anyone...all was good, albeit a little shaky, and we made it back to the yurt safe and sound!
dogs were happily roaming free, swimming in the ocean and amongst the icebergs, mom and i got to relax and breath in the deep smells of the forest (ahhh! big trees - i love it!), and all in all i felt inspired and incredibly pleased with the world.