Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The End of the Road: Homer

HOMER SPIT, AK--The end of the road on the Kenai Peninsula is the town of Homer...and the end of the road in Homer is a gravel spit that sticks out in the water for about 3 miles. This is Homer spit, home of the Salty Dawg Saloon, the harbor, and some shops and restaurants. The main "road" along the coast of Alaska is actually the ferry system. We were going to take the ferry to Kodiak Island for $171, including the motorhome. We would have used it as our cabin. But the boat didn't return for a week. I guess it was going all the way down the Aleutian chain and wouldn't return to Homer until it did so. Homer is truly a great little town. The people are friendly and there are a number of inexpensive public campgrounds The town motto is: "Homer...a quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem."

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