AK Adventures | Homer

It's official! Flights are booked and we're headed back to Alaska this summer for a visit! I am beyond excited, and my mom is secretly fearing we won't come home. But until then, let the reminiscing continue...

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Homer is a city located on the Kenai Peninsula, approximately 4 hours south of Anchorage. Long known as the "halibut fishing capital of the world", Homer's history is built on resources, such as fish, furs, gold and coal. Situated on the shore of Kachemak Bay, Homer's most distinguishing feature is the Homer Spit, a narrow 7.2 km long gravel bar that extends into the bay and houses the harbour, many restaurants, small shops and an inn. 

We visited Homer with friends on our last weekend in Alaska. We wanted to go out with a bang, and that we did. While the odds were not in our favour to go out fishing on the Bay, we did enjoy exploring the Spit, seeing some familiar sights like the Time Bandit and Salty Dawg Saloon, both made famous by Discovery's Deadliest Catch, taking in the beauty of the surrounding mountains and most importantly, spending quality time with friends that we have to wait another 6 months to see again.



Past adventures:

Coming up next: Glenn Highway




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12 comments :

  1. I have only been to Alaska once, when I was 14, but it was a truly memorable experience. I loved Homer when we visited! Thanks for putting this fond memory back in my mind :-)

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  2. I love Homer!!! I am so happy you posted about it. Such a beautiful place. We didn't get to fish when we went either…but I can't wait to go back this summer.

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  4. So so gorgeous... I'm so jealous of your upcoming trip! Sounds like it's gonna be amazing!!

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  5. These pictures are so beautiful!!

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  6. This looks like a beautiful place! All these photos are amazing but that last one is especially incredible! Awesome shot :)

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  7. These Alaska pics are beautiful!!!!!!!!

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  8. So many fond memories of every summer spent in Homer, in our camper in the Homer Spit campground. Halibut fishing and crabbing, many 4th of July celebrations. Good times!!

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  9. I love the photographs, especially the boats in the harbor with the mountains in the background. That one is gorgeous!

    Sarah
    sarrrahgirl

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