Friday, June 25, 2010

Homer


This is not a sign I'm accustomed to seeing.  I couldn't help but wonder if a tsunami was coming if the residents would be able to get to higher ground in time.  I never did ask anyone who lives in Homer.






Does this thing even float?  The road was cluttered with all kinds of old boats.



We made reservations at a campground but when we arrived discovered we were one of four campers.  It really was early in the season!  We took a nice walk on the beach.




I love the combination of sand, water and mountains.


What's not to like?  (Except maybe winter here.)


But, as we discovered later that night, we had entered the Land of the Midnight Sun.  It never got dark, we couldn't see stars, it was sort of a dusky kind of night for the rest of our stay.  It was weird to be sitting in the camper at 10:00 p.m. in broad daylight!

9 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Since you went to Homer, I will send you an email about a book that a young woman wrote. She was born and raised on the East Coast --and moved to Homer, Alaska... Talk about culture shock... I'll send the info to you..

I cannot imagine it being light at that time of night--but I've heard about it all of my life... Bet it felt really weird!!!!!

Love seeing the beach with those huge mountains in the background... Gorgeous!

Have a great weekend, Loran.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

Know the feeling - it's light at 10.00 pm here at the moment.
What a goregeous sea and mountain-scape.

Gaelyn said...

That "boat" is rather a butcher block type home. I'd find it rather hard to go to sleep when it was still so light. Kind of like being a kid in the summer.

George said...

We have nuclear power plant evacuation routes here in Tennessee, and I've lived in areas with hurricane evacuation routes, but I have never seen a sign like this either.
Homer may be out of the way, but it certainly is in a gorgeous setting.

Kay said...

I've seen those tsunami signs when we've been up in northern California.

Janie said...

Beautiful pictures of the beach. I think the perpetual day would be very hard to get used to - almost as hard as the cold, dark winter.

christopher said...

I love that sand, water, and mountains combination as well.

Your thought about the tsunami evacuation sign reminds me of my thoughts, when on a typical day in NY, I sit on jammed highways and ponder the futility of some of those signs.

Denise said...

I am really envious, your photos are great. Alaska is on my list for sure:)

An English Girl Rambles

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