"Homer than home" Homer by mht_in_la
Homer Travel Guide: 148 reviews and 367 photos
Homer is located near the southern tip of Kenai Peninsula, at the end of Sterling Highway. It's the kind of magical place where you know the road will end soon, yet you keep going without looking back. Awaiting at the end of the road is the panoramic view of Kachemak Bay and Harding Icefield, where I took the above picture. At the time I could see half a dozen big and small glaciers spill out of the Icefield; the photo can hardly do the justice.
The small fishing village of Homer turns alive in the summer. Seasonal workers come to the harbor looking for jobs processing or cleaning fish. Backpackers thumb their way in and camp on beach along Homer Spit. The amazing water of Kachemak Bay attracts countless kayakers and charter fishing boats. In town, local artists inspired by Homer's scenery set up galleries on Pioneer Ave.
In May 2002 I visited Homer and spent a night there. My stay in Homer was short, but its harmonious collage of wildlife, scenery, and human settlement was imprinted on my memory forever. The photo to the left was taken in Skyline Drive. It's used on my VT homepage.
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