We arrived in Homer, the last stop on the Alaska part of our trip. At the Visitor’s Center we even got a certificate of completion of the End of the Road, Highway 1.
When we got into town we drove to the Homer Spit, a 4.5 mile finger of land that extends from the town to the water. We saw the ferry terminal so we know what to expect next Sunday. Luckily there was a guy there who talked to us and told us to arrive 3 hours before it leaves port. What we had read said only 2 hours so it’s lucky we got better info. He thinks Harvey might be longer that what I signed up for but he made a note and it should just make the cut off before costing more for being longer. I guess we’ll be okay and maybe they’ll just charge us more. It’s only money at that point as the goal is to get on the boat!
At the pier there were so many squawking seagulls. They are there to roost with their babies and hope to find fish guts in the water. With all the gulls we’ve seen we’re still searching for an eagle. Everyone says eagles are all over the place. We keep looking…
The view from our campsite is of the Kachemak Bay. What a beautiful change from the last place where the huge campers surrounding us gave us little to look at. Here we are watching the Bay and the mountains on the other side. There is a constant change in cloud cover and mist and cool clean air.
Homer is the City of Peonies and is having their 3rd Annual Peony Celebration. These gorgeous flowers come in every dark and light shade of pink and are everywhere.
There was a group of 25 couples with their RVs on a caravan tour group staying in our campground. We struck up a conversation one night and the next night they invited us to join them around their campfire for a nice visit.
Yesterday was rainy and cold again so we stayed inside for most of the day. But the high point of the day was when Steve spotted and eagle flying into a nearby tree. Finally we got our eagle!