Reclaimed

Kodiak Island is hard on buildings. Wood rots. Metal rusts. Rain finds the leaks. Freight is expensive. People here reuse for economy and practicality, like the shipping containers repurposed as storage sheds and offices around town. Sometimes the act of adapting...

Seeds of Change

It’s just after noon in Peterson Cove as Marie and Ron Bader head to work. The sun is high in the September sky, warming the metal seats of their skiff, but the water that sprays off the stern is rousingly cold. It’s a quick commute for the retired teachers turned...

Let Them Eat Naan

Every year during the first weekend of August, the small Kenai Peninsula town of Ninilchik experiences a strange phenomenon. Its fairgrounds and campsites are taken over as thousands of joyous festival-goers descend to strum banjos and chug kombucha. There is an...
24 hours in Ketchikan

24 hours in Ketchikan

Photos and story by Bailey Berg Anchored to the banks of the Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan has lured visitors in as regularly as the spawning salmon that swim up Ketchikan Creek each summer.    With cultural authenticity, historic charm and unspoiled wilderness just...
Driving to Ninilchik: Volcano views on the Kenai Peninsula

Driving to Ninilchik: Volcano views on the Kenai Peninsula

Travel nearly 100 miles south down the Sterling Highway, past Skilak Lake and Soldotna and Kasilof and Clam Gulch. Turn at the sign for Ninilchik Village. Cross the bridge. From here, you can drive the road to the beach, or walk the footpath to the bluff. “Are you...
Inside the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival

Inside the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival

On a sunny September Saturday in Homer, boats filled the harbor, lined the Spit and dotted the blue-gray water on either side. Seagulls cried overhead. The breeze blew salty and warm. Down at the Fishing Hole Campground, a crowd formed. The 24th annual Kachemak Bay...