Monday, July 18, 2011

Alaska Day 6

On Day 6 we ventured up the coast to Homer, Alaska
Homer is a fishing town
if you are a deadliest catch fan
you should know that Homer
is the home of the Time bandit
Homer is absolutely beautiful!

they had alot of little shops along the "Homer spit"
they had alittle shop there that sold shirts and things from the time bandit
and outside they had a crab pot
so we baited it up!! HAHA

after we checked out all the little shops
we went down to the "Fishing Hole"
to do alittle fishing
out in the middle of the hole (inlet)
were a couple sea lions out playing
they were fun to watch

this famous old saloon was there
the salty dawg
there were tshirts all over town saying
"a drinking town with a fishing problem"
pretty funny stuff

next we moved on to alittle wildlife place that Austin wanted to check out
I love these flowers...
they were everywhere along all the roads
all along our way around Alaska

while we were in Homer we say this awesome Eagles nest
When we saw it the first time the Mom and Dad Bald Eagles were in the nest
but we could not stop for pictures then
but when we came back they were not there but we could see one of the babies (there were two)

this was a super cool thing to see
Austin loves bald eagles
they are his favorite!

but this bald eagles nest was in the strangest place

In the afternoon we went back to Soldotna
and waited with thousands of other people for the Salmon to start their run
Unfortunately it did not happen before we left
that was one of the main reasons we went when we did so that was alittle
when we got back to Soldotna we took another walk down to the Kenai River
we saw this eagles next along the banks

Here is the Kenai

they say when the Salmon are running, people are lined up all along the banks
nearly shoulder to shoulder
bringing in fish as fast as they can snag them

there were alot of beautiful homes along the river too

The Seagulls seemed to be the only ones eating fish!