Friday, July 12, 2013

Across the Bay–Homer

7-11-13  What a delightful day in Homer.  Yesterday we went across the bay to the Center for Coastal Studies.  A close view of Gull Island – sea birds nesting --- 2013-07-11Homer cont 006

With the huge tide differences – often more than 18’ – they had a small barge to transport us from the dock.  It operates with rope pulleys – so everyone had to walk pulling the rope to get us to the stairs, then re-pull it out for the tide changes.2013-07-11Homer cont 0092013-07-11Homer cont 012The morning was then spent tide pooling at low tide for various sea creatures….. What a perfect day …..2013-07-11 Denny Droid 0252013-07-11Homer cont 0132013-07-11Homer cont 021

The board walk was the easy part…..

2013-07-11 Denny Droid 0332013-07-11Homer cont 022It’s time to return to Homer – what great views of the coast mtns.

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Today we visited the Pratt Museum – so much packed into this museum.  And in the garden is Rhubarb!  Have you ever seen it so big?

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We are parked along the bay near the ‘Fishing Hole’ on the Homer Spit – a popular spot for fishing.  Also near by is a table for trimming fish.  The gulls sure do raise a ruckus waiting for their free lunch!

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Enjoying the Alaskan Adventure --- always something new to see and enjoy!

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