The West Coast of the Kenai Peninsula

Trip Start May 10, 2011
Trip End Jul 04, 2011

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Best Western King Salmon Motel Soldotna
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Alaska
Monday, June 6, 2011

The drive from Cooper Crossing to Homer follows the Kenai River through its attractive valley down to the flatlands of the Eastern side of the Kenai Peninsula.  At the coast it turns South and follows a pleasant but not dramatic coastline until the top of the hill just before Homer.  There a car park has been provided because the views over the bay and across to the other side of Kachemak Bay are dramatic.  And above, eagles ride the air currents rising from the wind blowing off the sea and up the face of the hill.

Homer is small but seems to be home to a disproportionate number of rather expensive looking homes on the hill above the town.  Its main feature is the long spit of land that snakes out into the bay for a mile and a half, which could be a very attractive asset, but is apparently a dumping ground for unwanted industrial equipment and home to some rather tacky looking development.

After a drive around the town the return trip North up the coast road lead to Soldotna and to check in at the Best Western King Salmon Hotel.

Distance Driven today: 232 miles.

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