Hello my name is Amanda and I’m a tired Paramedic student.
Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way… Recently I’ve been thinking more and more about how blessed I am to live in not only in Alaska, but on the Kenai Peninsula. Guys, this place is really gorgeous! Mountains, oceans, lakes, it’s never ending! So, I thought I’d share some pictures today from my last trip to Homer, one of my favorite spots on the Peninsula, from when I visited at the end of last year. It’s a small town without much to it, but it’s oh so beautiful. While it’s fun to visit during the tourist season (the end of May to Labor Day Weekend) while everything on the Spit it open, there’s a certain magical quality of visiting Homer during it’s winter abandonment.
Look across the Spit and Kachemak Bay. The day, while freezing, couldn’t have been more perfect.
The beach felt absolutely abandoned. It’s such a unreal feeling to have a place like this all to yourself.
The iconic Salty Dawg Saloons’ lighthouse rising up from the Spit.
So, in the afternoon, as we were leaving the Spit in search of food we looked to the left and saw a bunch of creatures floating in the slushy bay. Upon closer look we found at least 50 sea otters relaxing and playing in the surf. I’d never seen so many otters (my favorite animal) in one place!
Summer, Spring, Winter, Fall, no matter the season eagles can always be found hanging around.
So there’s this spot, up on the hill behind Homer, where you can get a great vantage point over the city and the bay. The absolute best place to watch the sunset.
And finally, just a quick shot of us and our freezing selves. The air temp was in the teens so with the wind and Lands End (at the far tip of the Spit) it had to have been close to 0 degrees!
So there’s some eye candy and travel inspiration for the day. If anyone wants to come visit let me know!
February 23, 2016 at 5:31 am
There are no words to describe how absolutely beautiful, I cant imagine what it is like in person. you take amazing photos and i love following your blog. One day I will make it to Alaska:)
February 23, 2016 at 10:47 am
This just made me SO excited!!!! Thanks for sending this 😀 How far away are you from Homer? I found a little cabin to rent and am officially heading up in April. I can’t remember when your dead week ends but whenever things lighten up on your end, let me know so we can plan a time to chat. I’d love to pick your brain a bit. No rush though! Sam
February 24, 2016 at 1:17 pm
So glad that you are loving all of Alaska and what it has to offer… I caught my first halibut out of Homer and saw one of the biggest baldies in my life… it must have had an 8ft. wing span…you definitely need to revisit when it’s warmer… miss you and am so proud of you and the choices you make…Sharon