We did not know what we were getting ourselves into when we booked our Alaska vacation. All we had in mind were mountains, glaciers, and a whole lot of greenery and wildlife. We were definitely in for a trip once we landed in Homer.
Family planning really goes a long way when you have the right gadget and websites aiding your entire trip. Praise the digital Gods!
“Where land ends and seas begin” lies the very quaint and quiet town of Homer, Alaska, with a population of just a little over 5,000 people. Upon entering , you are greeted with a sign that reads, “Halibut: Fishing Capital of the World.” There were many world records proudly listed throughout Homer, from “longest road into the ocean waters in the world” to the largest caught salmon. There’s also, of course, a record 482-pound halibut caught in their waters. But to us, it represented much more. This unique little town completely changed our unenlightened perspective of the Alaskan culture. It started with the best tour we’d ever been on–The Seaside Adventure tour with Rick and Dorla on Tutka Bay.
We drove from Girdwood to Homer and arrived at around 8:30pm with the sun sitting just above the sea. The sky was lit with a glorious shade of blue. We were hungry so we drove straight to the Homer Spit and set our appetite on seafood.
Once you’ve reached the city of Homer, the Spit was an additional 20-minute out. There were ship docks, beaches, campgrounds, restaurants, gift shops, and bars all down both sides of the road. Also, there were tiny little homes converted into restaurants and old abandoned ships left astray, along with tons (I mean TONS!) of campers everywhere! We ate dinner then went to check out our bed and breakfast. We attempted to sleep while there was still daylight to prepare ourselves for an early rise the next morning.