Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Homer

After visiting Denali and then staying the night in Alyeska, we headed on down to the Kenai Peninsula and our first stop, Homer. On the way there, we stopped in Whittier to experience the world's longest highway tunnel. Although there is not a lot to do in Whittier, we did stop to see the old military barracks and a scenic river.


Our next stop was further down the road. We stopped in Ninilchik to see an old Russian Orthodox church. It was interesting to see and built right on the cliff overlooking the ocean. It was very scenic and also historic.


Once we arrived in Homer, we went to the Fresh Sourdough Express (restaurant and bakery) for some supper. It is billed as the first eco-friendly restaurant in Alaska. Serving only organic and locally grown (when possible) foods, it is also owned by the same couple who owned the bed and breakfast that we stayed at in Homer, A Memorable Experience. Donna and Kevin were great hosts and we found both the restaurant and accommodation comfortable, clean and cozy. They have a very beautiful backyard and we were able to take some nice family photos.



There was also a beautiful view of the Homer spit and the sun just happened to be shining on it just right!
The following day, some of the group was going out on a halibut fishing charter (new entry #109 on the list). We went out with Bear Bear Halibut Charters. It was a long day with some rough, high seas, but we all caught 2 large halibut each! Here we are with our Catch of the Day.

Rebekah

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