Friday, June 27, 2014

Homer, AK

We drove all the way down to Homer on the Kenai Peninsula, a town known as both "the end of the road" and as the "halibut fishing capital of the world." 

Our stop through town was brief - the weather had turned particularly chilly so we kept most of our exploring to looking out the car window. But even though our time in town was short, we could tell that a good time could easily be had here, with many restaurants, excursions, and cultural options to keep a visitor (or local!) busy.

Homer is also home to the Homer Spit, which is the longest road to go into the ocean in the world. This 4.5 mile multi-use trail allows for great viewing of the area's scenery and wildlife (and is the true end of the road on Alaska's Highway 1).

My favorite thing to come across was what seemed to be an old boat junkyard, where a lot of abandoned boats have gathered. We photographed these boats for way too long - neither of us could get enough of the gritty, old boats against the background of the grey sky.

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