Anchorage to Homer Spit–356 KM


We knew the day would come we would have to leave our cushy lay over digs.  We are so fortunate that Gary & Deb offered their house to us for longer than anticipated.  We were fed well, great bedroom, they drove us back and forth to the dealer to check on our bikes, they took us on tours and just offered  unconditional friendship to two lost ADV riders without their bikes.  We owe you guys big time.  I mean look at the hearty breakfast Gary made us this morning.

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and of course Deb has to have her choices of yogurt for us!Winking smile

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One last good bye to Duke and our hosts a hug and off we went into the rain.

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Not many pictures of the scenic Seward Highway because of the really cold rain but when we got to Homer the skies cleared for us to even camp on the beach.

I know we must have missed some beautiful scenery but I am hopeful that on our way out to Whittier we will see what we missed today.

Before the rain we got to see this…

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The foreshadow being the clouds.

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Made a quick stop at Beluga Viewing area.

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Did not see any whales and the water was really choppy.

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There is something about train tracks away from home that appeal to us.

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The road would have been really fun to ride but the fishing and tourist traffic slowed things down quite a bit.  The traffic heading to Anchorage was ridiculous as it seemed the whole city was heading home after a weekend.

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Taking a snack break and eating Deb’s prepared goodies.  Loved the hard boiled egg!

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Back on the road and it was only a little while before the camera like always has to be put away because Mother Nature felt it was time to rain.

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Can anyone tell me why gas stations have to have such gross bathrooms?  We had to use this because our bladders gave us no choice.  Too much traffic to pee on the side of the road too.

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Cheryl managed to get this pic of the Peninsula sign in the pouring rain.

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me waiting for her because as usual I past the sign

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Got to Homer and no more rain and before we got to the Spit we saw a Bald Eagles nest with one adult feeding two juvies.  Now that is totally up my alley!  I LOVE Bald Eagles.

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It’s beautiful here.  You have the ocean and the mountains/glaciers all around you.  Panoramic view of beauty from our camp site.  Quite cold though, must be around low 50’s F and I bet it gets down to 30 something tonight.

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I hopefully have some video with much better zoom.  Won’t know until I load the clips.

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Sure pack us in like sardines on the Spit.

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Cheryl is not happy that we have too close of camping neighbours.  We were thinking of staying an extra day but now we might reconsider.

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Took a walk around town, saw many Bald Eagles pairs and some juvies flying all around.  I am in heaven.  The town is cute, typical tourist attraction for fishing, bear and boat tours.

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The above picture is the view right from our site.

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Saw this note on the ground and thought WOW this was a really nice message!

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The famous Salty Dawg

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The inside of the Saloon is covered with about $35,000 in one dollar bills.

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Eagles once again

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Fresh catches of the day, the largest Halibut being 93 pounds!

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getting cold out, need to get near the fire.

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That’s about it for today.  Not much to tell other than it’s good to be back on the road.  And speaking of the road, so far so good with the Tiger’s.  Both did not stall once and felt really good today.  Great job The Motorcycle Shop!

UPDATE:  It’s July 25th 2011 and we are at an Internet Cafe.  It’s pouring out, our spirits are a bit low even after managing to stay warm all night and got a good night sleep.  Weather is supposed to be like this for a few days in and around the area we are riding to and from.  This weather makes all riding a bit tiresome and somewhat boring.  Not complaining just calling it as we see it.  So, we are trying to figure out our next move.  More on that later.

2 thoughts on “Anchorage to Homer Spit–356 KM

  1. Feel for your girls in the rain…….miserable isn’t it? Luckily we managed to stay dry on our recent trip………….well ok, just a little wet which lasted all of 2 minutes. Glad to read you got the bikes sorted and hopefully that will be the first and last time a problem rears it’s ugly head. Referring to food (your breakfast) take a look at my recent RR update…….now that’s what one calls food LOL.

    Keep enjoying the ride you two, take good care and keep posting the updates – they make for great reading.

    Fond regards as always. :-)

  2. I’m pretty sure Homer is where Andrew stayed this past winter while playing hockey against the Kenai River Brown Bears….he never took any pictures while he was there, but do I really need or want pictures of snow and ice? Nice to see the ones you took.

    Jacqui

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