My wife and I are planning a 2-3 day trip down to Kodiak in a couple weeks. I recently purchased a 172 with a 180 horse lycoming and this will be our first trip south of Homer (we're in Anchorage).

Any tips on routes to take to get down there. I'm always a little nervous about long water crossings. Little more comfortable with the factory new engine but regardless, it's my only one. Also any tips on things to do or places to stay are appreciated.