Homer, Alaska


July 2006


Homer is located on the shores of Kachemak Bay about 4 hours south of Anchorage.  The snow-capped peaks of the Kenai Mountains, with their glacier-filled valleys fill the skyline across the bay.  We stayed almost at the tip of Homer Spit, a narrow finger of land four miles long that nearly bisects the bay.  Sport fishing draws thousands who are lured by the hope of catching monstrous halibut and salmon.  We were content to partake of the wonderful seafood at nearby restaurants and walk the beaches on the Spit.  We even ventured into the Salty Dawg Saloon, one of the most photographed sights on the Spit.  On one of several scenic drives around the area we discovered Nikolaevsk, a little Russian village where we met Nina at her Samovar Cafe (and Gift Shop) and had much, too much for lunch. 

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