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... part of Cooks Inlet which emptys into the Gulf of Alaska. Absolutely beautiful, maybe my favorite place so far. Homer is the first Alaskan city we've visited that wasn't established based on gold mining. We'll not exactly. Homer Pennock was a con man. He set up a gold mining camp on the spit. Then sold bogus mining company shares to people on the east coast! There was no gold. The Homer Spit, a long narrow bar of gravel, is a major ...
... for a town of its size. Additionally a lot of the residents have greenhouses (compliments of an Alaska grant program from several years ago). Since Homer is more temperate than most of Alaska a lot of things can be grown all year. Wednesday afternoon should have been a farmer's market day but was not yet happening. We spent the rest of the day finally uploading pictures to our travel ...
... houses in what is now known as Earthquake Park in Anchorage.
Cook Inlet, of course, is named after the ubiquitous Captain Cook, who, doubtless still chuffed about discovering Australia, sailed to Alaska in 1788 in search of the elusive Northwest Passage through the Arctic Sea. Despite being over 180 miles long the inlet of course wasn’t the famed passage and Turnagain Arm was named by Cook’s Sailing Master after he was forced to "turn ...
... along Six Mile Creek, back onto Hwy 1.
We passed the junction of Hwy 9, where Seward Hwy becomes the Sterling Hwy and drove along the Kenai River to the town of Kenai along the mouth of the river. The clouds started to break up as we arrived in the town, where we stopped at an overlook to watch locals catching salmon with large, round dip nets on long poles. The use of these nets, about ...
... two per fishing license = total of four) plus a few that we threw back, plus some pacific cod, plus the thrill of personally turning slightly green around the gills.
Bottom line it was a great day, beautiful weather, plenty of fishing to be had, but at least for me this was my last halibut trip. I don’t care how much it costs in the store.
Tomorrow – It’s Bear Time