Last stop on highway 1
Trip Start Sep 23, 2010
366Trip End Jul 13, 2012
We motored on passing some more spectacular views (Alaska is full of them) a couple of moose and a glacier or two. We stopped at a 1950's diner for lunch and had an ice cream sundae for dessert, dark chocolate covered cashew nuts in chocolate ice cream and mint choc chip with nuts and choc sauce, very nice! After lunch we headed towards Kenai center to visit the visitor center, but it was closed on Sundays. So we carried on along the coast road rejoining highway 1 to Homer. We arrived at around 5pm and had a look at Seaside Farm, but their bunkhouse was full and their private room and cabin (shed) were too expensive for what they were. The cabin was just up from and had a nice beach view, but it was basically a bed in a shed with a pot belly stove and a wooden half door outhouse. So we headed back to the other end of town and booked in to Homer Hostel which was practically empty and had a nice view from the room
Got woken around 6am by a strange guy on the bunk opposite making wierd noises. What was even more strange was the fact that he was fully dressed and laying only on an unmade mattress. We think that he may have sneeked in, in the early hours as the door to the hostel doesn't seem to get locked at night. When we got up at 10 we looked around to let someone know that someone else that we thought shouldn't be there was upstairs asleep. But there was no one around, we called the phone number left to contact them but it went to answer machine which said that they won't be back until 6.30pm and to just let yourself in. With such a security risk and that anyone was free to come and go, we packed up and left. We drove down to the spit to look at the views and on the beach we saw half a dozen Bald Eagles taking turns at eating a fish that they'd caught. It was pretty cool to watch one eagle fly in and bully the one tucking in to move over and let them have their go until they were bullied off by the next. From there we drove up to a lookout at the top of the cliffs where we ate lunch looking at the fantastic view of the town and mountains.