Bob & Linda's Alaska Trip 2009 travel blog

Bishops Beach looking toward the Spit

fog bank coming in with tide along with haze from wildfires

East end drive looking back toward Homer

Great seafood here at Homer Spit

Shops on boardwalk - Homer Spit

local coffee shop in historic area of Homer

harbor at Homer Spit

view from campground - we were down at cliff edge - Oceanview...


The haze continued as we traveled down to Homer. The lack of rain and wildfires are causing the haze, so pictures are not so good. Homer is at the end of the Sterling Highway surrounded by ocean, mountains and glaciers. Our park sits high on the hill overlooking Kachemak Bay with Seldovia across the bay, and Bishops Beach at the base of cliff in front of us. The parks in this area run from $15 at state parks w/no hook-ups to $75 at private parks w/ the works - we didn't pay that much but prices are higher than normal. Drove out thru the Historic Town Center where a lot of the earlier buildings were created from spruce logs or materials salvaged from docks or wooden boats. The most eastern point of town is accessed by a 20 mile scenic drive thru some neighborhoods of nice homes, farms and meadows ( stunning views of K Bay, Glaciers and Mts.).It was then time to explore Homer Spit and The Fishing Hole. They are not catching any salmon right now, the runs have been very weak this year. (we're in between Kings and Silvers) so no action at the fishing hole. The Harbor was busy with charters and commercial fishing boats, for Halibut. Had another fish dinner (of course) at Captain Patties Fish House this time. We shared a seafood platter of Halibut, Salmon, Scallops and Prawns (lg shrimp). DELICIOUS!!!!! Had to walk it off, so strolled down some of the shops on the Boardwalks. Tomorrow we'll start to head north, retracing our steps back to Anchorage with stops in Soldotna, Hope and Whittier. Will update again when we get to Anchorage.



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