Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Last Day In Homer

The sun was out our last day in Homer and we thought we would do some more sightseeing here.  There was a slight haze in the distance which we later found out was from a forest fire outside of Anchorage.

First, we checked out one of the state parks nearby.  You can park facing this view.  I don't think you could ever get tired of looking at it.

While there, we also watched this fishing boat with Mt. Redoubt behind it,

and the sea gull looking for something to eat.

We drove further to the fishing village of Ninilchik to see the Russian Orthodox Church there.   Driving down the road to the church was this house surrounded by fireweed.

The fireweed is absolutely beautiful around here.

We arrived at the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Chapel built in 1901

It sits atop a bluff overlooking the Cook Inlet.

More wildflowers in bloom.

 We went back to the motorhome for lunch and there watched an eagle teaching its 2 little ones how to fly.  No pictures, but it was fascinating and fun to watch.

We had to go visit the eagle family one more time in Homer.  We spent a lot of time watching both parents with their babies.

Two babies (or maybe juveniles) are looking out of the nest, but we could see one more baby stirring inside.  It never did pop its head up though.

This one flew away

and right after that, the other one swooped in with what looks like some salmon for the youngsters.

We ended our day with a full moon over the bay.  It's 10:30, the sun is now setting about 11.

We have really enjoyed our time in Homer, but it's time to move on. Next stop, Seward.

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