On Kachemak Bay and the Homer Spit

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Heritage RV Park Homer
Read my review - 5/5 stars

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Day 102 - August 9 - Today is a driving day of 168 miles.  The road to Homer from Seward is much better than we have seen in a long time.  It was raining and cloudy, so the viewing was not great.  We are camping on the Homer Spit which is just a tiny peninsula of land with camping right on the Kachemak Bay - stunning.  The town looks like a quaint Maine Village or even South Beach in HHI.  I have seen about 6 Eagles taking fish  back to their nests.  Cool...not sick of them yet!!

Day 103 - August 10 - Miraculously the weather clears and the wind dies down so that we are a GO for our flight to see the Bears today.  YES!!!  Another not-to-be-missed adventure!  Up close and personal with so many bears was just surreal.  The salmon are running and the bears are there for their fill.  Strangely, they only eat the skin, eyes, an some of the organs but not the meat - not enough protein, so consequently the seagulls are in the thousands on the river.  Quite a site to see - and you will too!  The flight takes us over 2 volcanos and we had some great up close viewing of those as well.  It was a 45 minute flight one way.  We left at 9:30 a.m. and returned at 5:00 p.m.  The sun came out for awhile and we sat in three or four different places viewing the bears and just as we were getting to leave we had a 15 minute shower as we walked back to the float plane, but all in all a majorly fantastic day - again!  And, I still have Denali and the Arctic Circle tour to do yet!!!  Just so you know how crazy I am - including the air trip out to see and bears and the bears themselves, I took over 950 pictures.  Yea, I know NOT good - but you will appreciate my efforts.  The river we were on was called Moraine Lake.  I WILL POST THE BEARS TOMORROW - THEY DESERVE THEIR OWN PAGE!

Day 104 - August 11 - It rained here ALL DAY LONG!  But, Nick went out on a Halibut Fishing Excursion with 20 people from here and they had a 1.5 hour ride out to the fishing site.  They had much better weather and calm seas - I was so happy for them that they didn't have our weather here in Homer.  They can each catch 2 halibut and then they are done.  All twenty caught there limit by 10:00 a.m.!  The Captain said it was the fastest ever!  They hung around out there and got back at around 2:00 p.m. - we each got to take home 16 pounds of Halibut.  We had our first tonight.

Tomorrow we are off to Anchorage for three nights.

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Claudia on

Can't wait to see your photos of the bears! How is your arm doing? Dick and I parked our rented RV at the same places in Homer and Seward. My favorite places on our mini tour of Alaska!!!

diane on

So who cooked the halibut???

Pamela on

Love and miss the Alaskan halibut of my youth!!! Sigh.....

Pamela on

....come to think of it, maybe its just my youth I'm missing!! hahahaha

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