Monday, July 3, 2017

So Much to See On The Spit: Seascapes, Shopping and Salty Scenery

As I mentioned in the previous post, the Homer Spit is like a smaller version of Homer except it's located on a little strip of land that lurches southward out into the Kachemak Bay.  The Spit is about four and a half miles long and so much is crammed onto that little strip of land, we still haven't seen it all!  The history of the Homer Spit can be read by clicking here, it will take you to another link.  Also to learn more how the Homer Spit was affected by the 1964 9.2 earthquake, click here.
A selection of photos from our time on the Homer Spit follows.

Scenery driving out onto the Spit
Seagulls flying along the Spit rock wall.
Art work is plentiful on the Spit.
Modern sculpture on the Spit..A giant circle hook?

This is a super busy matter the day of the week. Traffic..only one way in and one way out.

More sea views from the Spit.

And a seascape view from the very most southern end of the Homer Spit.

Scenes from the small boat harbor.

 Shopping for art on the Spit, it's all there..

 Several of these quality shoppes are built on piers out over the water.  Many of the Scenic Tours and Boat Charter establishments have their offices here too.  They showcase and display their photographs/videos of what they offer to entice you into their shops as a way to get you to participate with their group.  There are fish markets, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, food trucks and snack bars on the Spit..  Tackle shops, seafood restaurants, pizza parlors, native art work galleries and pleasantly almost all of it good to high quality items.
That there is an "Rrh Vee".
Savory Alaskan seafood selections
Wait, that's not seafood!
Not a corn dog, but a "salmon dawg"..with blueberry vinaigrette.

Of course not every day is a sunny day on the Spit.

One more stop for the day, the Salty Dawg Saloon. Established in 1897, this historical landmark that now houses a bar has quite a background story.  I failed to get a photo of the front entrance, I was so mesmerized by all the details and stuff along the other outside walls.  Upon entering the saloon, all..and I mean every space of all the walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills.

So long from the Spit.
More Later..

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