Winter collage

Winter collage

Saturday, July 9, 2016

On a clear day... can see across Kachemak Bay from our campground in Homer, Alaska. We are here for 2 glorious weeks and our Dave and Jena have just arrived to spend the weekend with us. We left behind daily rounds of rain while staying in Wasilla at a campground that left a lot to be desired. No trees, a rutted, pothold filled gravel drive did not add to the junked cars and rv's that surrounded the perimeter. It was the only thing available though - we were glad to leave there.

We have traded that for green grass and lush vegetation with a stunning view.

It is a short stroll down to the beach - this area is known for the wide swing in tides. With the tide out, shells, rocks and driftwood are exposed making for endless hours of exploring. Off in the distance a whale surfaces and a column of water shoots skyward. Sea otters float on their backs is a magical place allowing cares and worries to retreat.

Homer offers other delights too - boardwalks invite us to visit tiny shops that offer locally crafted jewelry and carvings.

I could not resist this tiny bear necklace - made from the tooth of an ancient woolly mammoth. The jewelry maker uses food color to infuse each little piece, never knowing what the results will be as each section absorbs colors differently.

The last 2 days have been filled with what what makes up a vacation...long leisurely walks shared with our kids and the pooches; eating treats that we normally don't - freshly made gelato, cookies and different breads from the nearby bakery, salmon quesadillas...and more days ahead doing the same - we will count calories later!

Wishing each of you days to treasure...




Pondside said...

It sounds like the perfect holiday with scenery unparalleled, good food and good company. Your little bear is lovely - the perfect souvenir!

Janet O. said...

This sounds like a wonderful trip. Can I admit I am jealous? : )

Pam said...

OHHHHHHHH! what a great vacation you are having. My daughter lived in Alaska for several years and she loved it there. Such a liesurely restful time for you. We are following your trip with interest. Love the little bear.

Kyle said...

The joys of a vacation in such an awesome area. Enjoy every minute. Glad you got out of the other RV park. That sounded awful.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Dear TO, Looks like a beautiful place and vacation calories are FREE! Enjoy it! Come back to WI safely! xo