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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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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

Jul 24, 2017 - Kenai Peninsula and Land's End

My sister, her husband, my brother and his significant other have now joined the trip. Six of us will be traveling together for the next few weeks. Steve and I returned to Anchorage to join them. After 1 night, we left Anchorage and drove to the city of Kenai. We drove around the Turnagain Arm, then basically followed the Kenai river through the woods to grandmother's house. Only saw one dall sheep. We keep waiting for Bullwinkle and Yogi to jump out of the woods but no luck so far. The Kenai river meanders through some beautiful mountains....

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Jul 17, 2017 - Two side trips to HOMER

07/14/17 Friday We wanted to move down to Homer Spit and possibly camp at the Homer Elks or down on The Spit so we took a drive down there on Friday. The Spit is a natural formation, ancient glacial moraine reshaped by ocean currents. When we arrived, we drove past the Elks Lodge and their camp spots were full. They now have 5 spots with 30 amp electric, where back in 2009 it was dry camping only. The location of the camp sites was sloped downward in front towards the bluff and we noticed that all the rigs had blocks under their front...

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Jun 16, 2017 - Back in Soldotna after Homer June 16, 2017

I am supposed to be nice, but really, I must be somewhat critical about my latest fishing adventure. Homer, Alaska is known around the world for it's giant halibut catches. My halibut fishing trip out of Homer turned into more of a boat ride than a real exciting fishing trip. A twelve hour plus boat ride to be exact. Maybe I was spoiled from my charter out of Valdez and my expectations were too high. We were on the water at 0545 hours and returned to port at 1815 hours (that is almost 6 am to a little after 6 pm for those who do not...

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Jun 14, 2017 - June 14, 2017 In Homer Alaska

We arrived in Homer to high winds and a very cold 48F breeze off the ocean. The next morning the sun was out and the winds were non existent. Nancy said, "I want to stay here a few days". We are "dry' camping which means no electric, water, or sewer hookups. The camper is self contained and has a Honda generator so we are good for a week or so. I fished hard for King salmon over the last twenty four hours without success. The locals are saying that the salmon count is down due to the commercial fishing that is going on in the bay. Oh well,...

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