We packed up our van on Friday evening & drove down to the Homer Spit for the weekend. It rained off & on the whole weekend, but we were snug & dry inside our old Dodge van.
We walked the spit, exploring the tide pools.
I found some cool textures, that make me think of quilting designs .
We visited the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center. Well worth the stop. They have been open for 6 years already, & what a beautiful facility! There were a couple of 15minute films to watch, several interesting exhibits,…
Art everywhere you looked….
& a classroom full of ongoing educational offerings & volunteers running the whole thing.
We ate at some of our favorite places, one of which is the little Mermaid Cafe, & bookstore. We had breakfast there on Saturday morning.
The bookstore part of the building is built from an old cabin, with the dovetailed joints.
On Saturday we took a drive out East End Road. We had never gone so far down this road before, & hadn’t realized that it goes a very long way toward the end of Kachemak Bay. We never made it to the end of the road, but went for miles, & had a good time trying to spot old rusty trucks.
I have a thing for them. We stopped & I photographed several along the way. Here are just a few of the pictures I took:
On the road home, I thought it was appropriate to look up from my book, & be a little startled by finding this view in front of me.
I have a few more Homer pictures to share, but I’ll save them for the next post.