|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