Homer Floatplane Lodge
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... 5 miles and we couldn't wait to get out and explore it.
We popped in to the famous ''Salty Dawg'' saloon for an Alaskan beer and to purchase liquid supplies for our trip.
Time to commence our kayak adventure. Our overall blog introduction explains how our Alaskan trip came about through a meeting with Tim Steinberg in a hot tub in Hawaii; a far cry from the cold ...
... end of the land out on the spit). Albeit there were only about 3 non-fish dishes on the menu (awesome ...), my beet, goats cheese and warm chicken salad was delicious so no complaints from me.
Julia and Jeff both had Halibut with an artichoke , crab & parmesan cheese crust which they said was beautiful also. Win win!
Ok, so fed we headed for the entertainment portion of the night and stopped by the Salty Dawg Saloon for a couple of drinks. ...
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH Bear viewing. We leave Beluga Lake here in Homer for the hour flight across the Cook Inlet. Along the way we pass Cape Douglas, a group of volcanic mountains which protrude into the mouth of the Cook Inlet. This is called Shelikof Strait which is between Kodiak Island and the mainland.
We get a briefing from our pilot and are each given a pair of waders to wear though out our day. We have to be in the ...
Well, I can't imagine that I would ever say that seeing eagles is commonplace, but there are so many up here that it has become commonplace, although still exciting to us travelers.
After we left Anchorage we traveled to Seward, on the Kenai Peninsula, south of Anchorage. To get there, we had to travel along a body of water called the Turnagain Arm, which has amazingly high bore tides. Apparently, it is equivalent to the Bay of ...
... to the Homer Spit, well known for the fishing boats, restaurants and gift shops. It is also know for the "Salty Dawg Saloon" made famous by the "Time Bandit" crew on Deadliest Catch. We had to stop in for a beer. There are dollar bills with writhing on them all over the place and a bunch of bumper stickers. My favorite seems to describe Homer....A Quaint Drinking Town with a Fishing Problem. ...