Homer Floatplane Lodge
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... a wonderful week of good food cooked on a campfire and lots of exercise in the clean air, paddling, hiking and beach-combing.
At the end we felt wonderful but dirty. There are no showers in these areas and little fresh water. One sunny afternoon another lady and I decided we could last no longer so heated up some water to share a shower in a quiet corner of the beach. I ...
... the bear ran after him.
In the dark.
Somehow he managed to leap 12feet into a tree and scramble out of reach before the bear got him. He spent the next 3.5hrs up the tree throwing rocks, branches, yelling and peeing on the bear until it finally left! Another half hour before he felt safe enough to come down! I would be sheeeting myself!
Another time, again dark and drunk by himself after a ...
Arrived in Homer July 8. Once again we were treated to awesome scenery and beautiful sunshine. We found a gorgeous log cabin to spend the night after a busy day of sight seeing. Homer was originally located on the tip of the spit from 1896 to 1902 when it was abandoned. The second community of Homer developed near the base of the spit in 1910 were it remains today. The town was named after Homer Pennock, a con man who was famous for separating wealthy people from their money. ...
... 6 months old, they swim upright like other fish, then they flop over onto their right side and their eye migrates to the top. Most types of flounders are left-handed - your tidbit for the day! Halibut can be huge - a handful of 100 pounders are caught each year, and they can get up to 200 pounds and more. We caught little ones, and left the day with about 80 pounds of fillets! They are kind of ugly, but we ate some last night and they ...
... shoe. I should have known that it was a bad omen. After cleaning up (much thanks to my dear husband who took care of my shoe) and checking into our campground for the night we got an urgent message from dear friends to call ASAP. Well, it turns out that there is a raging forest fire very near to home. Here we are sitting in a beautiful spot with surrounding mountains and ocean and worrying about all ...