Thursday, November 16, 2017

July 6, 2017 - Homer Spit, AK to Seward, AK

Before 6 am Erwin woke me up to tell me to go outside to take pictures of the sunrise. This time I did not brush him off and quickly got out of the bed! 

The sunrise was so beautiful and there was a hole in the sky that shed a ray in front of the Kenai mountains.
Our team, Sea Turtles, was the first one to head out of Homer Spit, AK at 10:05 am.

Our first stop on our way to Seward was to visit Soldotna, AK.  There is a nice visitor center that has interesting exhibits and a walkway to the river's edge.

The drive along Kenai Lake via Seward Highway was beautiful.

We arrived Seward town at 3:20 pm., pulled into the Seward Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center to unhitch the Jeep before heading toward Seward Waterfront Park Campground that has a view of the Resurrection Bay. The campground has a bike/walk path right in front of the Bay.


Miles driven: 167+ from Homer Spit, AK to Seward, AK
Campground: Seward Waterfront Park Campground for 3 nights

Monday, October 30, 2017

July 5, 2017 - Anchor Point, Homer & Homer Spit, AK

We picked up our share of Halibut filets at Coal Point Seafood Market/Fish Processing in the morning.  We got 23 pounds, but were able to get only 11 pounds with us because our freezer was not big enough to store all of them, so we had 12 pounds shipped to Erwin's niece in Arizona. We will pick them up when we come down to Arizona for the winter.

Halibut filets vacuumed and sealed
Checking to see how much our share weighed
Pictures on the wall at Coal Point
See how huge Halibut was!
Halibut Tail

Coal Point Store/Deli
After dropping off frozen Halibut filets at our Lil' Home we went out for sightseeing, checking out stores/galleries in Homer and Homer Spit.
13' Tall Halibut Hook on display
It was built in 2015
Stores along Highway 1/Homer Spit Road
Bubbles floating
Artwork outside the gallery
Archer, an Australian Terrier
A greeter at one storefront
You can find Archer on Facebook under "Archer Banarcher"
Seafarer's Memorial
It serves as a final resting place for those lost at sea
Me taking pictures and videos of bald eagle
eating its lunch
Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center on Sterling Highway in Homer, AK
We visited the town of Homer, a stone's throw away from Homer Spit. Home is located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in Alaska. It is also known as the "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World."
Cups Café
Beautiful mosaic designs outside and inside
 We then went to Homer Farmers Market just to browse around before checking out other attractions along the route.
When we were enroute to Homer Spit from Palmer, AK a couple days ago we spotted Ben Firth Studio in Anchor Point, AK, and decided that we were going to check it out on our free day today.  Ben is a man of many talents: woodcarving, bronze sculptures, pencil drawing, watercolors, etc.  Some of his children are talented, also.
Erwin & Ben
Deer Antler Door Handle
Erwin & Ben's wife
She was telling us stories about Mt Reddoubt's eruption in 2009
Dinner was held at the Chart Room in Land's End Resort, at the end of Homer Spit. 
Andrea taking pictures of the beautiful scenery