To Homer for Halibut.

We left our motel at 10:00 on a 58 deg. morning for our 78 mile ride to Homer.  We dressed for rain and were fortunate not to need it.  The ride was uneventful except for the road construction.

The views were great once we could see the Gulf of Alaska.  A fair amount of traffic was encountered on our trip to Homer.

The mountains on the other side if this narrow part of the gulf were beautiful.  They rose up directly from the shore and went into the clouds.

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We ran across some people with a Toyota truck taking a trip that started in Germany and continued from there to the southern tip of South America and  then came North to Alaska.  The route of their travels was detailed on the side of the vehicle.

The Toyota from Germany.
The Toyota from Germany.
Map of.there travel route.
Map of.their travel route.

As we came to a bluff a little outside of town we had a great view of the spit coming out of Homer and surrounding water and mountains.

The spit.
The spit.

A spit is a long narrow protrusion of land extending into a body of water.

Bill with the spit in the. background.
Bill with the spit in the. background.

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We continued into Homer and went out on the spit and visited the famous bar called the Salty Dog.  A very eclectic place.

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The road on the spit.
The road on the spit.
In the Salty Dog.
In the Salty Dog.

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A Halibut charter came in.
A Halibut charter came in and the big fish weighed 135 pounds.

Our place of residence for the next two nights is the Driftwood Inn.  They offer lodging and charter packages and we booked it all through them.

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Tomorrow we fish.  Our charter leaves at 6:00 am and we fish for Halibut in the morning and Salmon in the afternoon.  We have to bring our lunch and drinks.

Hope we have great stories and pictures tomorrow.

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