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Jul 22, 2019 - Homer Spit

The Homer Spit is a 4.5 mile strip of sand and gravel that branches out from Homer. The forces of nature that built the Homer Spit might have washed it away years ago if humans had not intervened. Winter storms roaring out of the northwest tried to separate it from the mainland almost every year, but rock walls and perseverance keep it intact. The prevalent theory for the Spit's origin is that it is the remains of an ancient glacial moraine, constantly reshaped by ocean currents. Pacific Eskimo are known to have lived on these shores...

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Alaska 2019

Jul 22, 2019 - Homer

Homer was absolutely one of our favorite places!!! We stayed at the Homer Elk's Lodge which was very close to the Homer Spit and right on the water with an amazing view!! The lodge was really large and very nice. We spent 7 nights there and it was hard to leave.

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Alaska 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - Homer

We made it to Homer Alaska today, the Halibut fishing capitol of the world. Although I wanted to stay on the Spit, there was no room so we are at Ocean Shores RV park. We have a view of the Bay and Access to a beach. We ate at Fat Olives on the first night and had a Carnivore Pizza. I'm here to tell you they have great Pizza here. On our first full day here we went Halibut fishing. We were on a boat for four fisherman, and fished for Halibut and Salmon. We caught our limit of Halibut, two Silver Salmon, three Pink Salmon and four Rockfish....

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North to Alaska 2019

Jun 1, 2019 - Blog Fifteen - Homer and Anchorage

Blog Fifteen – Homer and Anchorage Thursday 30 May 2019 It was a very short drive today so we were up at our leisure and eventually left Nikiski about 10:30. We stopped at Safeway for a Starbucks and our last bit of food needed while we have the car and found a growler of kombucha! Shania couldn’t resist and wanted to take it back home – hopefully it will fit somewhere! We then hit the road and headed out through Kenai and went through a few sets of road works before heading back on the Sterling Highway headed towards Homer. There was...

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Aug 18, 2018 - Seward and Homer

Took a detour to Seward on our road trip to Homer. Pretty town, had some lovely spicy lentil soup and chicken and vegetables soup, with amazing views. Went for a speedy walk to Exit Glacier, impressive. Bought some moose nuts, will make some when we get home for you to try! A stop at Kenai Peninsula State Fair to see the rodeo, lots of fun especially for the kids. Finally got to Homer after about 6 hours driving, we have amazing views of Kachemak Bay and Grewingk Glacier. We had a large window seat and the view would change at least hourly.

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Alaska, Canada, Fiji

Aug 7, 2018 - Homer - The Halibut Fishing Capital

In southwest Alaska, on the shore of Kachemak Bay, lies the small town of Homer and Homer Spit and that's our port stop for today. Logging, tourism and fishing support the area. They use the nickname of 'halibut fishing capital of the world' to describe themselves. The famous Spit juts out 4.5 miles into Kachemak Bay. A shuttle bus whisked us from our docking area to the Spit. Dramatically damaged during the 1964 earthquake, the area has been rejuvenated to cater to tourists, campers, and fishermen. Shops, restaurants populate the area. We...

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Adventures for 2018

Aug 5, 2018 - Enjoying Another Birthday

August 5th is my Birthday, so the four of us started our day off by going to Duncans for breakfast (a local Homer eatery). After a great breakfast we took off for a little drive up Skyline Drive, the views were awesome & we were able to see Homer Spit from a high above vantage point. We were able to get a better view of the glacier that we posted photos of in our last posting. Sadly....they still were hazy photos, but I could zoom in a little closer. We went back to the RV Park for a little while & got ready for round two of a food fest,...

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Jul 28, 2018 - Homer

We arrived in the lovely seaside town of Homer. Our RV site is on Homer Spit. It’s very beautiful here - surrounded by snow capped mountains and glaciers. We did a fun bike ride and watched fishermen. Bob went fishing on an all day Boat and caught halibut and an octopus. BBQ’d some of the halibut and had the greatest fish tacos ever.

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Jul 27, 2018 - Homer and Seward

Homer and Seward are two of the primary port towns in the Kenai Peninsula. We are beginning to realize that this part of Alaska is not the best weather region. Almost every day is cold and rainy, which is the normal. They are important towns to Alaska because of their port access and commercial fishing, but that is about it. The drive to Homer was again outstanding along the Kachemak Bay. We stayed at the Elks Club in Homer, which was a little different but it was comfortable. Homer has what they call the Spit, which is where the port is...

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Jun 30, 2018 - Travel to Homer

Went back to Anchor Point beach this morning to see if we could see some more eagles, and we did. Drove to Homer after having coffee and cookies with the Nazarene Church tent out by the road. Weather was still pretty well socked in with low clouds, so the viewing was somewhat limited for a while. We parked at Lands End (on the Spit) and walked up and back along the harbor. We were able to watch commercial fishermen unload their catch while the people on the dock weighed and sorted the fish and put them in ice. There were many different...

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Jun 29, 2018 - Travel to Anchor Point

Left Seward and had breakfast at Moose Pass; great conversation with fishermen from Minnesota. Most of today was overcast and rainy, but the sun came partly out late afternoon. We went to the beach at Anchor Point, where they launch boats using large tractors. The sign said you could try it yourself, but I doubt if many people do. This is a state fee area ($5 per car per day), with a $15 per night basic camp fee. We pulled into another observation point and found a bunch of birds feeding. Included in the birds were numerous bald eagles....

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Jul 30, 2017 - The Southwestern Kenai Peninsula

It's easy to see how people who choose to live in the southwestern part of the Kenai Peninsula make that decision. This is one of the most beautiful and lush areas in Alaska. We were so happy to be able to spend about 10 days in Soldotna, Kenai and Homer. The best part was being able to spend some quality time with Chris's cousin Lynn (and her husband) in Soldotna/Kenai and Pat's cousin Bill in Homer. We were able to park our truck and fifth wheel right on Lynn's property, which was great. They have a beautiful log home, built by her...

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Alaska Or Bust 2017

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