June 26 - 28, 2014
After our day trip earlier this week to Homer, we were all anxious to make the move 30 miles down the road. Our original plans had us traveling on Thursday, but, once again the rains came and stayed with us all day. Along with the rains came temperatures that pretty much stayed in the high 40's and low 50's. We decided the best plan would be to spend another day in Ninilchik.
Yesterday, when the morning dawned with beautiful sunshine, we knew it would be a great day. Just when we thought we were ready to roll,
Molly, the Rhubarb Queen, decided we needed to pick just a little more to take with us! We certainly aren't lacking on our Vitamin C. I see a pie or two in our future!
Now...on to Homer...
The drive was uneventful and within the hour, we arrived in
Homer a day earlier than our Oceanview RV Park reservations start. So, our plan was to
head out to the Spit to stay at the
Fishing Hole Campground. This is a city park, no hook ups, but,
a great view from the front window overlooking Kachemak Bay.
Once, we were settled in, we took a walk
to check out the little shops on the boardwalk and take a stroll by the
harbor and before we made our way back to the campground.
Once, the tide was out, we could take a
great walk through the tide pools and down to the
rocks overlooking the
Curiosity finally got the best of the guys, so they
decided to test the waters to see if the fish were biting. However, this afternoon, they only lucky fishermen seemed to be the
gulls hanging out by the cleaning station and the
eagle that guards the Fishing Hole from
the top of the light pole in the parking lot.
During the afternoon,
while the tide waters were in, the guys
made their plans for a little night fishing. And, by 9:30 last night
they were ready to try again. We all watched as the water swirled and the salmon came...but, Bob,
was the only one to reel one in. And, a beautiful King Salmon it was.
All was not lost, because, it was a
beautiful night and sunset on the Homer Spit.
And, oh, how we were wishing we hadn't made reservations in town. But, we did, and, this morning, it was time to head that way. And, once, we arrived
and looked around, we decided we could live with
this view for the week! And, as for the fishing, the guys will just have to drive to the Fishing Hole.
So, welcome to
our Homer Adventure.
It is almost July and the fireweed has
started to bloom.