Thursday, July 19, 2012

Alaska -- Day 64

Our main focus today was to have lunch with one of John's cousins, Ramona, who lives in Homer. We met them at the restaurant at Land's End, a resort at the tip of the Homer Spit. (The Spit is a long piece of land that reaches east from the town of Homer into the south end of Kachemak Bay.) Ramona and her husband, Todd, have lived in Homer full-time for about 50 years. After lunch, we followed them to their house, which has a beautiful view. I took John's picture with them standing on their deck.

This is the view of their front yard and the mountains across the bay. The RV at the bottom of the yard belongs to their son and his family. They are here for the summer.

This sign pretty much sums up Homer. Todd said there are something like 50 fishing charter businesses in the area.

Everywhere you look, there is something about fishing.

This is the small boat harbor. The tide was out.

The sea gulls love anglers and fishing boats. They find lots to eat there.

Not only have the campground owners here at Scenic View RV given us smoked salmon twice in the last 28 hours, last night the wife sent this plate of baked flounder. It was really good.

Here is what I saw last night at 9:30, about an hour before sunset, from the front of our RV.

While we were in Homer today, we visited the Seafarers' Memorial. It is in remembrance of those who have died at sea.

We saw this barge or ship in the bay. Todd and Ramona said it is used to ship LPG, Liquified Petroleum Gas--the kind we RVers use for heating and cooking.

We are parked nearly 50 miles north of Homer. Many RVers frequent RV parks on the Spit. Here is just one such park. We are in a much quieter place.

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