2009 Alaska travel blog

Anchor Point, AK - Anchor Point State Recreation Area, Halibut Loop, Site...

Westernmost Highway in North America

I'm going to take my meal and go home

Get away from my fish, I'm coming in

Time to go find some more

All thes gulls and none of them can tell me where my...

An immature Bald Eagle, pretty close to getting its white head and...

Now that's what I'm talkin' about - good ole fish

See ya later kiddos

Toes in the Pacific Ocean and IT'S COLD on July 8

Three of the eighteen eagles we counted while the sun was setting

Sunset 1

Sunset 2

Sunset 3

Sunset 4

Sunset 5

Sunset 6

Sunset 7 and it is 11:15 p.m.

We left early this morning and arrived here in Anchor Point a little after noon. We would have been here 35 minutes sooner but I missed my turn and there was no place to get turned around so I had to drive seven miles until this side road came back and met the highway again! I actually found a road in Alaska that has absolutely no turnouts. :) We are boondocking so we just parked the Mothership, registered and hightailed it for Homer, about 20 miles south of here. We hightailed it so fast, I forgot the camera - sorry, no pictures of Homer which is very picturesque.

We first went out on the Homer Spit and had lunch at Capt. Pattie's Fish House. We had Halibut, Salmon, Prawns and Scallops. It was good but I was a little disappointed with the Halibut. That in Haines seemed fresher and better prepared but we are talking varying degrees of great here. After lunch we just did a little sightseeing. The Spit was packed but there was room where we could have camped at the municipal campground but we dislike the cramped quarters of most of these parks and love the large sites at the state parks.

After coming back to the campground we walked on down to the beach to observe the local residents (eagles and gulls) battle over the fish carcasses left by the fishermen. The sun was in our eyes but I did manage to get a few decent shots of the eagles and Misty was able to put her toes in the Pacific Ocean for the first time. Other than fishing and eating there didn't seem to be a lot to do in Homer. Since I'm not that much into fishing and we have already eaten at one of the best we decided to cut our stay here to one night and go back to Soldotna tomorrow.

We plan on trying to catch the sunset over the beach later tonight but I am going to go ahead and post this before that and will add those pictures if any tomorrow when I post the entry from Soldotna.

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