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Homer Spit
June 12-24 , 2003

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Alaska Journaling

My Article About
This Alaska Trip

I had been told to stop at the scenic pullout right before Homer, and boy, was I ever glad I did. It offered a panoramic view of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet which surrounds the tip of the peninsula that the Homer Spit juts from. It showcases the volcanoes St. Augustine, Mt. Iliamna and Mt. Redoubt that look like wizards in white robes reigning over the magic kingdom.

This is a distant view of the Homer Spit (a rather ignoble name for such a glorious view). It juts out into Kachemak Bay with city campgrounds where you can drycamp right on the beach for $10 a night.
This was my front yard view for the week that I stayed at Mariner Park. My big picture windows directly faced the water with fantastic views of islands and mountains in the distance. During low tides I walked amid the large tidepools collecting beautiful rocks in the muted evening sunlight.
This was the cloud rimmed mountains seen from the end of the spit where the Alaska Ferry docks. It's hard to see in the picture, but that's an eagle flying right above the clouds to the left. They were an every-day sight on the spit.
This is the view of a glacier seen from across the street from my campsite. Even though I'm getting a little used to the massive mountains, the shapes that are made by the glaciers and snow formations are always unique and interesting to see.
This is another glacier seen from East End Drive - a very scenic road.
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