Hey, this is Emma and Sam!!! Back from an exhausting but amazing day of hiking and kayaking! We started our day getting on the road at 7am. Ugh! We drove down to the Homer Spit where we parked and met our True North Kayaking Adventure Guides. We were all fitted with rain gear and rubber boots and boarded their two boats, the Bonnie Ann and the Harlequin. It was about an hour long boat ride out across Cook Inlet through many tiny islands and unique rock formations. We even slowed down to see some playful sea otters and their newborn pups! Once at the rock beach, we all unloaded our gear and started to prepare for our kayak adventure. We got a quick orientation from one guide Ben while we were fitted for life jackets and spray skirts. We were paired up in double kayaks. Then we SHOVED OFF! We paddled out into open water and explored the numerous coastlines of the Fox Islands. On our journey we saw many curious sea otters as well as a few porpoises and a harbor seal. After arriving back at the rock beach, we packed up and headed back on the boat to our hiking trail. While on the boats we ate a delicious lunch prepared by a local bakery. We passed a huge rock formation with thousands of migrating and mating birds. We also drove through Halibut Cove which is a small artist community. Our guide gave us some cool information about the residents, both past and present. Once we arrived at the start of the Glacier hiking trail, we started up the steep vertical stairs. Not even five minutes into the walk we encountered a small black bear hiding in the brush. After everyone took his picture, we continued on for about an hour, encountering some rugged and icy terrain! We finally arrived at the base of the Glacier Lake where we relaxed, had some hot apple cider, and took many a photo. There even was a nice little outhouse for everyone to use conveniently. After a lengthy rest we packed up and hiked back out to the ocean where our two boats were waiting for us. Then we made the final journey back to the Homer Spit. Everyone was exhausted, some even fell asleep on the boat ride home. Once back on the docks, we said our final goodbyes and thank yous to our beloved tour guides before we all piled back into the vans to head back home for dinner. Pizza!!! Bedtime might be a little bit earlier than usual tonight! Thats all for today. See you all tomorrow!