They say that Homer is the halibut capitol of the world and, after our experience yesterday, we would agree!
We have been in Homer on the Spit for three nights at the city campground, the Fishing Hole. The Spit is a long finger of land that extends out into Kachemak Bay and Homer lies on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula.
But let me back up…..
Last weekend was about getting the 300 miles or so from Valdez to Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. After stopping at the mosquito infested campground (which taught us some lessons), we landed at the Fred Meyers (grocery) in Palmer. (Palmer and Wasilla are just before Anchorage.) The hubby is experiencing severe shoulder pain and a helpful waitress directs us to someone performing chair massage. The massage helps and he starts a regimen of ice and aleve.
On our way to Palmer we see our first “real” glacier.
While visiting a center devoted to sled dogs, we discover a city of Wasilla campground that has fewer mosquitos than our previous camp. Lake Lucille is $10 a night and we enjoy a pleasant dinner and our first fire of the trip.
I attempted to start the refrigerator by turning on both gas tanks and, after closing my eyes, blowing vigorously into the little hole that houses the pilot light. It works! Don’t know why, but the pilot light is now high which means it will cool.
After an oil change we decide to relocate to the Wasilla Wal-Mart. Free and less mosquitos!
The next day we are entering the Kenai Peninsula after driving through Anchorage without a stop….except to get our bearings.
Landing in the city of Kenai for the night, we are directed to the river to view caribou. Too far away for pictures and I’m frustrated that there are 4 snow covered volcanoes across Cook Inlet and I can’t get a picture for the haze! After a stay at the Kenai Wal-mart, we are heading for Homer.
Camping choices are numerous on the Homer Spit. We can stay at the $7 city park, the $15 with flush toilets and dump or one of the private cg’s that offer it all for $68 per night! We choose the Fishing Hole with the flush and dump.
These two characters are campground regulars, appearing to enjoy the attention they are receiving.
We are situated between a favorite fishing hole and the harbor.
Oops, my laptop has ran out of juice!
Currently sitting in the car running the laptop off the inverter!
Will finish the Homer story soon… a teaser!