I believe it was Edward Abbey who said that “the love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.” In the summer of 2013, our family fled smokey Fairbanks for the lovely town of Homer on the banks of Alaska’s Kachemak Bay. For most of our lives, we search for paradise and it is always just over the next mountain or another day’s drive away. silver phone cases iphone 6 It’s part of the human spirit to constantly be seeking something better — something tangible that embodies our secret world of dreams — and to never be fully satisfied with what we discover. I’m guessing that many of Alaska’s early settlers felt that way…. biodegradable iphone 6 case except, perhaps, those who first sailed into the Cook Inlet, where nearly unimaginable opulence can be found in the form of snowy mountain ranges, magnificent glaciers, shimmering waters teeming with fish, verdant grasslands, and tall trees. eco friendly phone case iphone x Sculpting the coasts of southwestern Kenai Peninsula and fed by glaciers is my favorite arm of the Cook Inlet: Kachemak Bay. charge phone case iphone 8 The area is also home to Alaska’s only state wilderness park, Kachemak Bay State Park, to which there is almost no road access. iphone 7 case midnight blue To visit Kachemak Bay State Park, one must either board a boat or a plane. iphone 6 case protection Because of the unspeakable beauty of this place, I’ve decided to remain silent for the remainder of this post and simply share photographs taken while we floated the bay in our cheerful red Zodiac.