North To Alaska (Final Day)

Woke up with the sunrise again; went out on the beach for one last wander up and down the rocky shore. Packed up and headed out of Homer. Stopped at the  Art Shop Gallery where I’d seen a Byron Birdsall print of Homer Spit (entitled “End of the Road”) the day before. My sister and…

North To Alaska (Homer; Day 2)

Woke up before the sun was quite over the Kenai Mountains; enjoyed watching Katchemak Bay come to life. Seals, birds, boats–everything was beginning to stir, and as the sun arose it trailed silvery tracks across the water. Had breakfast at the Land’s End Restaurant which looks out over the tip of Homer Spit and into the…

North To Alaska (Homer; Day 1)

The nice folks at the Best Western King Salmon Motel had a computer in the lobby, so I checked my work email, cleared up a few questions, and we left Soldotna heading south toward Homer. It was a beautiful drive; the mountains receded and the landscape began to flatten as we approached the coast. Stopped for…

North To Alaska (Seward and Soldotna)

Left Anchorage the next morning, heading south toward Seward. A very nice state trooper at the state fair had given us some dire warnings about the Seward Highway–seems to be a fairly narrow two-lane which is notorious for wrecks. (If you grew up in WNC, it’s hard to get excited about narrow, two-lane roads–what else is…