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Homer, Alaska

USA | Friday, 3 July 2009 | Views [589]

I liked Homer. Especially the Homer Spit, which is a long piece of land that juts out into Kachemak Bay. It's home to Homer's boat harbour, and is lined with 2 long rows of brightly coloured 'beach huts' that house various craft, souvenirs, tour operators (mostly for fishing) and restaurants. It's fascinating to walk around there. You may come across jewellary made from fossilised whale bone, or rows of hanging halibut on display after a fishing trip. At the start of the spit is a shanty town of beached ships and a crumbling castle tower, and at the end are condos and a fancy spa. The spit was also home to the Eagle Lady who fed more than 200 bald eagles for 30 years. She died in January this year. Follow the link to read about her. http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/654023.html

Downtown Homer itself was somewhat spread out. It's known as an artist town and there are many galleries and art shops, though it can be a bit of a walk from one to the next. A long, dusty but interesting walk that took me past native craft tents, a school fundraiser at a toy store and the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Centre which is all about the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

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