From Portage, we moved on down the Kenai Penninsula toward Soldotna, Kenai, and Homer. We planned a stop at the Fred Meyer in Soldotna to dump the tanks, fill with water, and purchase a few groceries. What a nightmare. The line for the dump station snaked around the building. We finally fulfilled our needs and made for an Alaskan recreation area called Johnson Loke.
The next day we traveled back up to the old town of Kenai. A couple of Russian Orthodox churchs there.
A peek inside through a window.
The most unusual thing we saw in town though, was this. At the visitor center museum.
As we were leaving town, we happened upon some Dip Net Fishing. Quite a spectacle. Open only to Alaska residents, it involves scooping salmon out of the river with huge(6’ plus wide) dip nets. Some with handles eight to ten feet long.
We visited Anchor Point.
Where they launch and recover boats with what appears to be old logging skidders.
And, then, on to Homer. We were able to get a prime space in the hillside city campground. Overlooking Homer, and the spit.
Friend checking out the view from their campsite below us.
Another day a fog bank moved in over the water.
Homer bills itself as a fishing destination.
This picture shows that it’s a statement hard to argue with.
We took a short boat ride to the village of Soldovia.
Ran into a pod of Orca’s. Only got a couple of pictures with my phone.
On Sunday, we moved out to the Spit. Was able to get another awesome site.
Right next door to the fishing hole.
Wanda and I both purchased a one day license, but it was to no avail. I hooked one salmon, but was unable to land it. There were lots of them being caught, though. Here’s a picture of one guys catch as he had just finished cleaning them in the city provided cleaning shed.
I was so depressed that I had to have something to raise my spirits. Here’s the tool chest for my cure. Can you guess?
One and a half pounds of Alaskan Red King Crab. Oh, my, it was soooo good.
We arrived is Seward, today. Lots of rain, fog, and drizzle.
Stay tuned for further developments…..jc