Sunday, October 5, 2008

Alaska Sunday XXV

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Homer Alaska

A short break from the trip log. I have not had time to post lately due to prior commitments, and have not had time to compile milages and locations.

Here are a few photos from the stay at Homer, AK. They have a great RV Park on the spit which juts out into the bay. Before we drove down here to stay a few days, I had checked the tide tables to make sure we would have some exposed tidal flats for exploration. It worked out great. The only problem was the wind while we were there. It was fierce. The trailer jumped up and down all night. As typical, on the day that we left, the wind calmed and the sun came out. Oh well, we had a great time anyway.

Be sure to click on the photos for a better look, especially the Starfish


Entering Homer
Great,great,great food here.


The Spit
That's a town at the end and several RV Parks (expensive)


We are in the second row
The first row was $20.00 more per night. I used the extra $60 I saved,
to help with the purchase of a nice Inuit Basket



Tidal Flat exposed
The bottom was firm gravel and rocks,
so we could walk all the way to the drop-off.



Martha found a nice Starfish
Zillions of Mussels, Crabs, Starfish, etc.
Our backs were really tired from the bending over.


Notice Martha's red hands from fishing around in that really frigid water.


Comments appreciated.
Have you been here before? Are you planning to go?

Troy and Martha
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21 comments:

Doug Taron said...

I'm continuing the vicarious pleasure of your trip. I really need to get up to Alaska some time.

Daryl said...

Loving being a part of your travels ... I would have opted for the lower price view to get a fabulous souvenir


:-Daryl

willow said...

Fabulous star fish! And this second photo is breathtaking.

Woolysheep said...

Gorgeous photos as always. I too am living vicariously through your blog. Years ago my husband's brother lived in Alaska and we had talked about going up to visit together but never did. Doesn't look like we ever will now. Keep posting the photos for all us stuck back home!

Thanks

photowannabe said...

I would sure love to visit Alaska. Don't know if it will ever happen but this post will have to do until I can.

kjpweb said...

Excellent! While Sarah makes you wish never to go to Alaska - your images do the opposite! ;)
Good job!
Cheers, Klaus

Genie said...

I only ever visited tide pools once in my life. I was pretty young back then. This blog entry makes me ache to experience that again. It's so magical! Thanks for the reminder! I haven't thought of it in years.

fishing guy said...

Troy: Neat photos of Alaska, digging in cold water must be hard on you. That is great that Martha would like to hold the Starfish. My wife would of said forget it.

The Texican said...

Been there and it was a beautiful as you portray it. Pappy

Michael Palmer said...

That is one cool starfish - I will be there someday, its on the list - thanks for taking us along your trip

Allison said...

Gorgeous photos! Homer is one of my favorite places!

Bob Johnson said...

Love your adventure and photos, Martha, great find!!!!

Anna said...

Troy and Martha, that is a nice Starfish, btw all fotos are amazing as always. Anna :) PS I wanted to go on honeymoon to Alaska, but things did not worked out, boy I missed a lot.

Bradley Myers said...

Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your Alaska photos and log. That is a great starfish. Sorry it took a couple weeks, I had been away from the net.

Shellmo said...

The hubby & I are saving our $ to go to Alaska next year. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful photos and info!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Those are beautiful photos of Alaska! Thanks for sharing. We hope to visit there someday.

Hubby and I love Texas. We visit your lovely State every chance we can get. The Texas Hill Country area is a special treat.

God bless. ♥ ∞

Lavinia said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog, and for inviting me to come over for a look...glad I did. Wow, that starfish looks so....strange! Yet fascinating....

I have always wanted to explore tidal flats....one never knows what one will find...all sorts of interesting creatures, and sea objects...

I have never been that far north. Alaska seems like...."next stop, North Pole!"

Country Girl said...

Hello and thanks for stopping by my site. I may have been here before for a Skywatch; I remember the header. No, I haven't been here, but my in-laws might have. When dad retired, they spent 10 or 15 years travelling around the country in their RV. Beautiful scenery here.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I have read this post before but I came back to read back a bit.. thanks so much for visiting my blog and making a comment for me. cheers.

becky voyles said...

That is the most beautiful starfish I have ever seen! I did not know they came in that color. I just saw a similiar one on DiXymiss' blog with that shade.

Susan said...

Yes I've been there a couple of times. I love Kachemak Bay and the glaciers. We camped right on the beach, flew kits, ate snow crab. I have a picture of myself standing by the Homer sign. Your pictures are spectacular.