Sunday, July 16, 2017

Parting Shots From Homer And The Kenai Peninsula

We were delighted with another unexpected surprise! Our friend Dave invited us for a ride in his Cessna 175 airplane.  The late afternoon weather was calm and skies fairly clear except for some smoke and haze from the British Columbia wildfires.

Airport in Homer

Aerial view of the Homer Spit

Aerial view of the Sterling Highway as it rides along the coastline of the Kenai Peninsula.

A view from above of the Anchor River and his meandering path to the Cook Inlet.

A view of our campground, Kyllonen's RV Park.  Our motorhome is the center, long white rectangle located on the front row. The front row has just 3 units, all facing the open marsh area. Find the center of the photograph, then look lower left.

A smoky view of Mount Illiamna

..and views of some of its amazing land features.

More views of the islands at the southern most point of the Kenai Peninsula and the Kachemak Bay.

And finally an aerial view of the Homer Spit looking back northward.

We were out of breath from excitement!  After the smoothest of landings, we were in awe of how beautiful this place is from an aerial perspective.

And finally, on one of our last evenings in Anchor Point, the sun shines and creates a good-bye sunset.

Anchor Point, Homer and the Homer Spit were great places to visit.  Our campground, Kyllonen's RV Park, made this stay about as good as it can get.  Quiet, clean, comfortable and camp hosts that could point you in the right direction made this three week stay one of our favorites in Alaska so far.

 More Later
from Seward, Alaska.


  1. Wow, what a wonderful experience. We plan on taking a flight around Denali in a few weeks. Your pictures reassure me the cost will be well worth it. We left Kyllonen's a day early. We were having so many problems with the electric connection. But the owners were great to us and I fully recommend them. They gave us two free days because of the power problems.

  2. You have certainly had a wonderful Alaskan summer! Your pictures are amazing but, I'm sure, nothing like seeing the real thing. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Love following along (even if I"m usually far, far behind! :) )