Fun on the spit, Homer Spit that is…

Homer Alaska

Homer is at the “end of the road”  of the Sterling Highway in the Kenai Peninsula.  And Homer Spit is a 5-mile long narrow finger of land jutting into Kachemak Bay and that’s where our RV park is located.  We have heard good reviews of Homer from locals and tourists before arriving here and  we were not disappointed.  This town is nestled on the shore of a glistening bay, glaciers and mountains.  Just beautiful !

Homer Spit

Homer Spit

We had a great time doing touristy activities here despite the rain and cloud covers.  There is so much to do!  Homer is the Halibut capital and this town is really all about fishing.

This haul is from only one of the charters!

Fishermen play up to the tourists too!

Homer Spit

Most of these boats will take you out fishing, for a price.

We pigged out one day to enjoy local fresh seafood!

First, some tasty sweets at  Two Sisters Bakery, recommended by my fishing friend Sarah.

Steve had a difficult time making up his mind what to get. 🙂

For lunch we had the local Halibut fish and chips ($16)  and Halibut tacos at Fresh Catch Cafe.  This place serves awesome food, and we recommend it highly!

Fresh Catch Cafe.

Delicious lunch at Fresh Catch Cafe.

Kachemak Bay Oysters

Kachemak Bay Oysters, sweet and fresh.

Then a mandatory stop to the oldest and most historical landmark in Homer, a saloon originally built in 1897, Salty Dawg to get a cold drink.

Salty Dawg

Salty Dawg

Money hanging everywhere and I mean every nook and cranny!

We try not to pass up a good biking trail, especially when it has fantastic views.  On our third day there the sun finally came out and we followed the bike path and pedestrian walkway for 10 miles into town and then back out onto the spit.

Arctic Lupine adorned the trail

Homer Spit

Scenic biking trail

Steve has been wanting to fly in a floatplane, and even though he planned to do it later in our travels the weather was perfect.  He made an appointment and was able to see some fantastic scenery in the mountains and glaciers around Homer.

Sea Plane Tour

And away they go

Happy man after his water landing.

And this is what’s for dinner – home-cooked fresh caught halibut, spinach and tomatoes.  The freshest halibut ever….YUM!

Fresh halibut for dinner

We stayed at Heritage RV Park on the Homer Spit, pricey but with awesome views.