Heart of Alaska RV Caravan travel blog

Friday the 13th turned out rather well. We left Seward about 8:00 AM for our drive to Homer [listed as 168 miles and 5 hours]. We stopped at another Fred Meyers to buy groceries and gas. We had planned to stop at a chainsaw carving shop but we missed it. We can always stop on the way back. We also wanted to drive to the most western point in North America accessible by car but we didn’t see any signs. We will try again on our way back.

We did stop at the Homer Visitors’ Center. It turned out to be just a room full of racks of brochures and advertising cards. We found a Homer brochure so the stop wasn’t totally wasted. From there we drove out to the Homer Split. This is a sand bar jutting out into the Cook Inlet. It is big – about 5 miles long and maybe 200 yards wide. It has a paved road down the center with RV parks and tourist shops all along it.

Our destination was some 3 miles out the split on the east side next to the manmade fishing hole. Most of the rigs are parked next to the beach. We face the fishing hole because our wagon-master wanted to put us near the restrooms. When we parked it was high tide and the fishing hole was full. I was surprise to see the water level drop about 20 feet to low tide. At that point the hole is half the size and the fishermen are lined up elbow to elbow along some of the shoreline.

Tonight we had a dessert social after dinner. All of the folks in the odd numbered rigs brought a dessert. All of us sampled as many as we felt we could eat and we still had lots left over.

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