Our Summer Serving in Homer, Alaska travel blog


Date: August 14, 2013

Tonight’s Location: Homer, AK

Weather: sunny

Temperature: start 50º

High 64º

Wildlife count:

Year List: 261

Birds: Bald Eagle, Black-legged Kittiwakes

Early morning thoughts: The sun is shining from under a slit in the eastern sky. The water blue, the mountains black except for the glaciers. Ribbons of horizontal cloud layers lay over the bay moving down the valleys and mixing together - sometimes tinged with pink, as the sun catches them. It is a very fluid scene. Newly-fledged Kittiwake chicks wing white across the dark blue of the bay.

There was so much to see as we enjoyed the morning that we were almost late to work. After a very quiet Visitor’s Center morning, we enjoyed a brown bag lunch on Fishing and Health in Africa. A Homer resident was working on her Master’s Degree and studied the effects of different fish and fishing methods and will use some of the results to work with fishing back here in Alaska. It was very interesting.

Marianne completed the final presentation of the CIG course this afternoon and we marked our literary review answers together. It was an interesting assignment and community project.

Dinner was grilled pork and fresh sweet corn, finished with rhubarb pie. We worked on our presentation outlines, which we will discuss with Marianne tomorrow. The interpretive programs will be presented on Tuesday, so we will have Monday to work on them.

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