Driving to Homer

When we departed Seward, and said goodbye to Exit Glacier, our destination was Homer. Rather than explain the driving route, I will just include a handy Google map. Homer is near the tip of the Kenai Peninsula.

Along that drive we had a Moose sighting. We came over a hill and there was a large gravel area on the right side of the road. In that gravel area, drinking from a puddle of water, was a Moose. We quickly pulled over, joining a couple other vehicles. We then gawked, pointed and took photos from the safety of our car. The Moose drank, looked back, and seemed a bit nervous about all the attention. After just a minute or two, we left the Moose with its puddle and continued on to Homer.

Roadside Moose

Homer has a neat geologic feature: the Spit. The Homer Spit is a thin strip of land that juts 4.5 miles out into the water of Kachemak Bay. I didn't believe it at first, but it is naturally occurring, with a couple theories on how it came to be: either built by the interaction of water in Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, or a moraine left by some long retreated glacier. There are all sorts of restaurants, shops, fishing and tourism businesses along the spit. There is even a campground, a harbor and, out on the very tip, a hotel (which is where we stayed...the building with the purple roof).


T and S said...

The sharp details of the Moose's fur shows you we were pretty close. Beautiful image...Thomas

HANNIBAL said...

Fantastic photo of the moose! Sorry I haven't commented until now, the google maps on this post crashes Safari. I'm using Firefox now.

Anyhow, another great image from Alaska!