Seward Homer

Latitude 60.1907°N Longitude 149.61842°W

Saturday, August 31, 2002

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Diary:

Enough rain already!

After lots of rain and little sleep in our tent, we got up at daybreak, broke camp, said our goodbyes to Lynsey and Arnoud, and drove to Homer via Soldotna and Kenai.

Arriving in Homer in the early afternoon, we did the rounds of camp grounds and hotels. We saw the good, the bad, and the ugly - and all very expensive. Just as we were giving up all hope, we came across a very appealing B&B - the Shorebird Guest House. With a beautiful garden outside, steps down to the beach and awesome views of the Kachemak Bay and the distant Grewingk Glacier, we knew (according to Murphy's Law) that we could not possibly stay there - it would either be way too expensive, or occupied. However Murphy decided to give us a break, and not only was the single guest house available, the owners Claudia and Rose offered it to us at a discount as it was near the end of the season! At $99 per night we didn't think twice! So a few minutes later we had moved in, so glad to have a roof over our heads and a dry bed after nearly 8 days of camping in the rain!

The guest house came with a fully equipped kitchenette so we went into town to get groceries and cooked dinner at home that night. After dinner entertainment consisted of the video "101 Dalmations" - chosen from the small library of tapes we found. Outside it rained and rained.


Photos: (click on images to see full size)

A moose on the way to HomerThe Russian church Saint Nicholas in SoldotnaShorebird Guest House's magnificent garden


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