Day 12 – Homer

After two very adventurous days, today was a quiet day in Homer. I joined some friends in visiting the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, a free visitor center to learn about the area. (Donations accepted) This interactive center has rotating documentaries, free guided hikes and several interesting displays. It was a nice respite for the week.

My Arizona friends spent the day visiting a local friends and I washed clothes and posted on my blog about my bear viewing adventure. Very restful.

For dinner we were surprised so many of the restaurants required reservations and were booked. August is high season in a Homer and tons of tourists. Plus, the restaurants are small. Most are really saloons that serve food. (Really good food)

We settled on the Chart Room at Lands End Resort at the very tip of the Homer Spit. This is a classy restaurant and we were just in very casual clothes. We chose to sit out on the deck to enjoy the beautiful weather and crisp, Kachemak Bay breeze. The food was delicious and our service was outstanding. Our server, Rejeves, told us he was from Jamaica and living Alaska. This was the perfect ending to a wonderful time in Homer.

Very from the dining deck at the Chart Room restaurant.
Native Alaskan Indian artwork with whale baleen in the restaurant foyer.

After dinner we thought we would try our luck hoping to see a moose in the moose habitat by the airport. No such luck, but great view.