Saturday, July 12, 2008

Homer Spit

We camped five days at the end of the five mile long Homer Spit, a peninsula that juts out into Kachemak Bay.

                The harbor is home to many salmon and halibut charter fishing boats.

We decided not to take a charter since we had no place to put the fish in our camper and we didn't want to pay the expense of shipping the meat home.

                                       The fish processors were very busy though.

 The Salty Dog Saloon, with a land surveyors marker in the floor, is the only tavern that appears on the official nautical charts.

                          We have seen several sets of Moose twins so far.

At Anchor Point, north of Homer, we watch tractors launch boats into the water as tides prevent the use of piers. The trailers have numbers put on them so when boaters are ready to come back out they call to shore and the tractors bring their trailers back out to get them.

We are beginning to see fish in the rivers and the anglers are close behind.

1 comment:

Bev said...

Very beautiful country. Just breath taking. I think the fisherman in this family need to head up and fish! Could put the bass they caught to shame for sure. Safe traveling, we love you.