Sunday, June 12, 2011

Homer to Deep Creek at Ninilchik, AK

We only had about 40 miles to drive today from Homer to Deep Creek State Recreation Area at Ninilchik.  Before starting our trip, I went into town to get a few grocery items.  Back at the RV we prepared for the move and hooked up the truck and were on our way with a brief stop to add some fresh water to the tank and to dump the holding tanks.  At Deep Creek, we found a campsite near the end of the park situated close to the creek.  We are facing out to Cook Inlet.


Salmon fishing is open and there were several people fishing along Deep Creek.  From what we heard, Monday is the last day of the season.


Homeland Security no longer has the color coded threat alert system, but if it did…this qualifies for an orange alert.  Our friends Dennis and Carol are arriving and his favorite color is orange.


The eagles are plentiful here at Deep Creek and it’s difficult to pick just a few photos to post to the blog.  This young eagle was on the shore in front of the campground enjoying a meal of the remains of a fish after it has been cleaned by the fishermen.


Here are a couple of bald eagles in a tree on the bluff overlooking the campground.


And it’s mealtime on the shore for another bald eagle.


We saw a few low flyovers.


And then there was this bald eagle beach party.


We had a happy hour:  from left to right – Jan, Marilyn, Dennis, Carol, and Larry.


Marilyn and Larry are fellow Escapees who live in Ninilchik and came down to join us for a short visit.  Peggy is getting ready to run a 13.1 marathon in Anchorage this weekend.


Dinner is served.  Larry is cutting the meat and Jan is looking on as Carol loads up her first plate of food.


We sat out by a campfire until it started getting a little too cold then we all called it a night.  Ken got this photo of a ship out in the Cook Inlet with Mount Redoubt in the background letting off some steam.


A closer view of Mount Redoubt.


Larry and Peggy invited us to their place for a happy hour tomorrow night.  Other than that, it should be just a day for enjoying the beautiful scenery for us.

1 comment:

Linda A. said...

So enjoying 'your' trip. The pictures show us the Alaska that
you only see by traveling the many
miles your gang is doing. Daily
life of the RV'er is interesting
to us at home. Keep up the good
blogging !!
Linda & Ron