Monday, March 15, 2010

A Seaside Getaway

On our trip to Homer we stayed at the Land's End Resort, which has been described as the best-located hotel in Alaska. It is right at the end of a long, narrow spit in Kachemak Bay, and is surrounded on three sides by sea. We stayed in a loft suite so we enjoyed quite a special view of the bay.

Unfortunately we couldn't sneak out onto our balcony to appreciate it...

On Saturday afternoon we decided to walk off our lunch and wine with a stroll along the beach. We braved a howling sea breeze and close to -20 temperatures to do it, and it was worth it. We even stuck our fingers into the sea! Brrrr!

We loved the picturesque drive along the spit road, and we were spoilt for kodak moments. Here is one of our favorites.

We were amazed to see so much wildlife around Homer, and we added some more moose and a couple of sea otters to our list. We also saw hundreds of Bald Eagles, which was awesome! These magnificent birds of prey are endangered in the States, but they abound like scavengers around the fishing ports.

The scenery on the way to Homer was typically exceptional, and once again we were treated to spectacular mountain views. We also drove alongside the beautiful Kenai River, which is a rafting destination in summer. All in all, it was another great weekend in Alaska.

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