Homer, AK

This morning (it is still Monday in Alaska right now) we got up at 3am Alaska time….and FINALLY we made it to Homer at 9pm. It was a long day. Our 4 hour layover in Juneau turned into a 9 hour layover (not cool). So where is Homer you ask? Well let me tell you. It is on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, a 4.5 hour drive south of Anchorage. Let the maps explain:

Here is a closer look at the Kenai Peninsula (Homer is the big red dot):

The incredible thing is that this is the view when you finally arrive in Homer. I don’t think I need to tell you that the view makes the trip well worth it. This is where I call home for the next week.

That piece of land out into the water is called “The Spit”. It is a man-made piece of land that extends into Kachemak Bay for 4.5 miles (halfway across the bay). It houses many summer time boat companies, a year round hotel, and the harbor of Homer.

Hope you enjoyed the geography lesson.

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