Thursday, August 30, 2012

Homer, AK - August 9-12th

Thursday, Aug 9th – In the afternoon, we loaded up and drove on down to Homer, AK, at the tip of the Kenai peninsula.


We were staying at the Homer Spit Campground, where Fred and I had stayed several weeks before.

After settling in, and doing some laundry (chores must be done, even when on vacation), we went out to investigate Homer Spit.

We had some fish and chips for dinner, fresh caught halibut…..


Then walked around the marina and looked at the fishing boats.


Laura and Dave have a college friend, Brooke, who grew up spending her summers in Homer working on her dad’s fishing boat, fishing for halibut. It was fun looking at all the commercial fishing boats, though Brooke’s dad was finished fishing for the season, and his boat was in dry dock, already.


We tried to guess what these boats were used for. This looks like a crabber boat, like what is shown on the show “The Most Dangerous Catch”.


Then we headed over to the Salty Dog Saloon……


And marveled at the wall décor…..It is traditional to sign a dollar bill and leave it on their walls….And we toasted Brooke and all the adventures in Alaska. Then walked back to our camper on the spit…..


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