Sunday, August 2, 2015

Alaska Day 7 - Homer and Russian River Falls

After we left Whittier, we headed south to Homer.
We got into Homer late and were lucky to get a room without reservations in July.
 On the trip down, we spotted this Moose cow right next to the road.  This was my first look at Moose in the wild (...and it was the only Moose that we saw on this trip). 
 Homer has this strange finger of land that goes out into the bay.  They call it "the spit".
 As we drove out onto the spit the next morning, this Bald Eagle kept pace with the car and then flew low right over us.
 We took a long stroll along the beach...
 ...just to see what we could find.
 As we left Homer and drove back north, we stopped at this rock shop and bought some Alaska rocks and other cool stuff.  The owner, Tom, was great to talk with - I recommend this place highly.
 Our last adventure on this trip was a 2.3 mile hike (in the rain) back to Russian River Falls.  By the time we got back there, the rain stopped and the sun came out.
 The Salmon were gathering in a pool below the falls
 Trying to get a picture of Salmon leaping up the falls is like trying to photograph falling stars - it happens too fast.  Meg got some great pictures, but this is the best I could do.  We stayed back there for a long time hoping that a Grizzly Bear would make an appearance - but no luck.
On the way back to Anchorage, we were treated to this full rainbow.  A great way to end the Alaska adventure.
 (...and, coincidently, we were treated to a full double rainbow over the studio in Kentucky when we got home.  I take my omens where I find them...)


Anonymous said...

Great seeing pics of your trip to Alaska. I am envious of all the beauty you experienced there.

don lawler said...

If you get a chance, definitely go up there. The sense of MAGNITUDE is not caught with cameras. We took 1,300 pictures between the 2 of us, but they fall short of the real deal.