Friday, June 26, 2009

The Western End of the Road

We drove down to Homer today for a day trip. It was a nice drive. On the way we stopped at Anchor Point and drove a mile and a half west on the Anchor River Beach Road to the most westerly point in North America accessible by the continuous road system. The longitude is W151° 52'.

The views of the mountains of the Aleutian chain across Kachemak Bay were especially beautiful. The best views were at a rest area view point just before entering Homer where the horizon is filled with the mountain peaks.

We drove the famous Homer Spit where we hope to camp for a few days next week. We also visited the Alaska Islands and Oceans visitor center. We didn't have enough time to see all of this excellent interpretive center but enjoyed the time we spent there and plan to go back.

Wildlife seen today included several bald eagles and two moose sightings, a bull moose and a cow. But no wildlife pictures.

1 comment:

  1. Wow you two, you really are wetting our appetites. we are comming up right behind you, so get those fish in the freezer, and we will share them with you lol. Will see you soon, Chris and Mark send their love too.