Sunday, April 12, 2009

Exploring more of the area, Part 2

Also on this trip, we drove to Homer to meet with the timber frame house builder. He was building a house there and we could see the construction in progress. Homer is devastatingly gorgeous. We walked out on The Spit to the tourist shops before heading to our B&B there in town. The guys were planning an ocean kayak trip for the following morning, but fate intervened in the form of food poisoning, and they spent the next day erping. Ah, fun times. But it explains the lack of pictures from Homer.

This is the view from the house-in-progress that we visited there:

The photo below is Portage Glacier. It's on the way between Anchorage and Kenai, and often there are so many eagles fishing along the stretch of water that borders the road that seeing them becomes commonplace. Can you imagine? Seeing so many wild bald eagles in one place that you don't even bother pointing them out to each other? Unless you have a good telephoto lens on your camera, pictures of them sitting on rocks in the water aren't very interesting, so we didn't take many.

While in the Nikiski / Kenai area, we stayed in a B&B on Daniel's Lake. Jim and James availed themselves of the canoe and paddled the lake. 

1 comment:

  1. Jim (of the wild ride variety)April 12, 2009 at 5:29:00 PM CDT

    I think "erping" is putting it a bit mildly. We were afraid that after driving back to Anchorage we'd not be allowed on the plane!