Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Day Looking Around Homer, AK

We had a lazy day in Homer today (okay…so we have a lot of lazy days).  Ken took this photo with the new telescopic lens this morning of a Navy ship headed into Homer.


We drove onto the spit a little later and saw it while docked.  Ken talked to a police officer at the site who told him there may be a open house on Friday or Saturday so we may try to check that out.


We went to several of the shops in town trying to find out the best deal for a halibut fishing trip and looking in to Seldovia and Halibut Cove boat trips.  We got a kick out of the weather report in one of the stores.


We drove out on the East End Road, but instead of following it all the way out as we did 2 years ago, we took another road that got us more into the Russsian Village.  This sign was at their school.


As we headed back to Homer, Ken saw this Chinese pheasant.  It sat quietly for a short while, but when it realized we had stopped the truck to look at it, it had a fit and made all kinds of noise to let us know we weren’t appreciated.


We saw two other Chinese pheasants as we continued toward Homer, and this one was headed out.


Back in Homer, we headed north on the Sterling Highway to get this picture of the Homer spit.  The Navy ship that we saw come in earlier is in the right fourth of the photo in about the middle.


Back down the hill, we stopped in at the Homer Elks Lodge.  This is our bartender Angie who was really fun…she gave us a few samples of the Bear Creek Winery wines.  We’ll be stopping by the winery to take some with us.  The blueberry and pomegranite were really good.


Then it was back to the RV for dinner and relaxing.  We’ll be reporting more tomorrow after our Seldovia trip (weather permitting).



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