Mac's 2012 Alaska RV Trip travel blog

Looking northwest from highway turnout north of Homer

Kachemak Bay

Homer Spit

 

RV/SUV at highway turnout

At highway turnout

Highway just south of turnout heading down in to Homer

Armed Forces Memorial at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

Kachemak Bay from East End Road

Glacier from East End Road

Homer Spit from Skyline Drive viewpoint

Kachemak Bay from Skyline Drive viewpoint

Kachemak Bay from Skyline Drive viewpoint

Entrance to Homer Spit from Skyline Drive viewpoint

Entrance to Homer Spit from Skyline Drive viewpoint

Homer Spit from Skyline Drive viewpoint

Seafarers Memorial on Homer Spit

Seafarers Memorial on Homer Spit

Seafarers Memorial on Homer Spit

Homer Spit

End of Homer Spit

Small boat harbor at Homer Spit

Small boat harbor at Homer Spit

Salty Dawg Saloon


The rain continues. I took my time getting ready to leave hoping the rain would stop. It finally became a mist and I unhooked, hooked up the SUV and departed Kenai RV Park at 09:30AM. I took the Bridge Access Road out of Kenai then south on Kalifornsky Beach Road until it joined the Sterling Highway south.

I stopped at an overlook just north of Homer. Lots of clouds but still a nice view and the rain had stopped. I arrived at Driftwood RV Park, Homer, Alaska at 11:30AM. 30amp E/W/S. A small expensive park and the spaces are tight. The front row sites where I am look out over Kachemak Bay and the view would be great if not for all the low clouds that are blocking everything. I would consider staying at the Heritage RV Park out on the spit if I were to return.

With the tide out and all the clouds I decided to take a short nap hoping when I got up it would be somewhat clearer out.

When I got up I went to the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center just down the road. Leaving there I drove out towards the Spit and stopped at a car wash to get all the grime off the SUV. I then drove back towards Homer and drove out East End Road for about 20 miles. Some nice views of the mountains and glaciers across the bay. I turned around and on the way back I took Old East End Road that had some great views. It is only a few miles long and returns to East End Road. I found out later that Kachemak Drive goes east along Kachemak Bay and connects to East End Road where I had been earlier today. I may take that drive in the morning and then drive north to Anchor Point.

I then turned north onto East Hill Road that goes across an area called “The Bluff.” Near the top you turn left onto Skyline Drive and there is a turnout with a fantastic view of Homer and the Homer Spit. Sure would have been nice to be able to see it on a clear day.

I drove back into Homer and then out on the Spit. I drove to Land’s End Resort that is as far as you can drive on the Spit. I stopped for pictures at the Seafarers Memorial and the harbor. I stopped by the Salty Dawg Saloon and then back to the RV.

I walked across the street from the RV Park to AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse & Tavern for dinner. I had shrimp for dinner. I had planned on eating at the Homer Elks but they are closed on Sunday and Monday – both days I will be here in Homer.

There is a mountain directly out my front window across Cook Inlet that is starting to appear through the clouds. Not sure but I think it might be Augustine Volcano on Augustine Island.

81.3 RV miles today – 1 hour and 45 minutes driving time.

55.8 SUV miles today



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