Everything has slowed down in Homer. Don’t get us wrong… we don’t mind the peace and tranquility at all. We still head down to the Spit for daily dog runs. It is kind of nice having much of it to ourselves but yesterday there was some action. One of the big state ferries was docked and loading up everything under the sun for a journey to Seldovia and Kodiak.
Seldovia and Kodiak are both remote landlocked communities. Seldovia is a 1.5 hour ferry ride from Homer and Kodiak takes 9 hours. Kodiak is the 2nd largest island in the US. There are often a cast of characters lining up for these trips. Everything goes from large Safeway semi trucks to small pre-built sheds/homes.
If you have ever seen the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with Jack Nicholson, then you probably recall Ken Kesey. Kesey authored the book and made a bundle when it was turned into the movie. He took the funds, bought a bus and traveled cross country with his band of Merry Pranksters from the west coast to the World Fair in New York. The psychedelic beauty below was loaded bumper to bumper. Perhaps Kesey comes to Kodiak?
Where’s Our First BIG Snow Dump?
Ferry drama is all fine and good but the real question most folks are asking is… where’s the snow? Winter ushers in a host of recreational outdoor activities. In Homer, many occupations (tourism, restaurants, etc) shut down over the winter. Outdoors is the place to be and Alaska turns into a winter wonderland.
In the meantime, Homer has started setting up holiday lights and Christmas exhibits.