Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kayaking in Kenai

Count-down:  35 days until departure for Alaskan Adventure!

Resurrection Bay Wikipedia Commons

The Kenai Peninsula lies to the south of Alaska’s most populous city, Anchorage, and extends into Prince William Sound on the east and Cook Inlet on the west.  Because of extensive glacial activity and plate tectonics, Kenai’s coastline is littered with deep fjords, some are 1000 ft deep.  

In 1980, Kenai Fjords National Park was established to help protect the numerous icefield and fjord environments.  Currently the park covers over 1000 sq. miles.  One popular excursion in Kenai is kayaking the fjords’ pristine waters to see sights such as the magnificent Aialik Glacier up close.  
Alyssa heard about this and exclaimed, “Wouldn’t it be so cool to kayak right over Killer Whales!”
My eyes widened and I gulped as I thought about kayaking in frigid water floating precariously above a 6 ton carnivore.  “Uh, yeah that would lots of fun.”

From Wikipedia Commons

Kathy :)


  1. You're not good eating for killer whales anyway - do it!

  2. Alex- I hope not. I just don't want my little yellow kayak mistaken for a seal! :)

  3. Are you serious, Kathy? Wow!
    The Kenai Peninsula appears to be a scary place, but I don't know anything about Alaska. Perhaps I'm not as adventurous as I used to be.
    Thank you for stopping over at my blog.

  4. Kayaking in general makes me shudder, so I can totally understand your apprehension about doing it there LOL!

  5. I bet it's beautiful there. I would love to Kayak across it :)

  6. I've always wanted to try kayaking. What fun to be able to do so in Alaska of all places :)

    Watch out for the killer whales! They got that name for a reason!

  7. What an adventure! I've never been kayaking. Hope you're enjoying the A to Z Challenge.