Highliner House

Homer, Alaska, 99603, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Homer

Of Halibut and Bears

A travel blog entry by rodk


... foiled a second time by the shallow mud flats. From Alaska, Cook went on to his last supper with the native Hawaiians, while the frustrated Sailing Master, one William Bligh, later became synonymous with dramatic mutiny - first as Captain of the Bounty and later in the “Rum Rebellion” as Governor of New South Wales, Australia.

Today, mutiny is far from our minds - the sky is clear blue and bright sunlight reflects off the snow, capped peaks ...

Success, Really?

A travel blog entry by chuckschatter


... with two ugly eyes on the same side of the body. They come in all sizes – up to 200 lbs.

We found the location in semi darkness about as dark as it gets this time of year. Saw two Moose by the road, if they had jumped onto the road, it would have been impossible to stop, you simply can’t see them in this light until you are right on them.

Anyway, when everyone arrived we set off for the fishing. The most ...

A most spectacular day

A travel blog entry by 2bestfriends


... in the forecast, and although we were expecting it and temps in the upper 40’s to low 50’s, it stayed relatively nice for most of the day.

We were dropped off on the Glacier Spit in Kachemak Bay State Park where we began our walk down the Spit to the trailhead about 1/2 mile away. It was a rocky beach where we collected driftwood and checked out the geography. We also ran into a few people (and dogs) camping on the beach ...

Big mountains, bears, sea otters and giant halibut

A travel blog entry by ronamoon


... only bit of privately owned land in the park (a hangover from the gold rush days and where about four privately lodges are located).

While there are shorter bus/shuttle rides that go as far as the Eldson Visitor Centre (about 55 miles in), we opted for the 12 hour round trip bus ride to Kantishna. It was a long day, with a few stops along the way as well as the Visitor Centre, and further on at Wonder Lake for about 30-40 mins. At both you could get ...

The finish line is in sight

A travel blog entry by nealinthailand


... good thing to feel this and I’m not complaining. I was just surprised how fast it happened. On a side note, it was not as if I took the ring off and lost it. I realized during my walk to work that it was not on my finger and I had no recollection of where it might have come off. Turns out that it fell off in my tent when I was shaking out my sleeping bag. I had to wait all day to get back to the tent before I could look around and find it.

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