We woke to a beautiful day in Seward. The sun was shining on the bay and we both had slept well. We sat and had coffee with our neighbors, some of whom were motorcyclists. Perfect morning.
We rode 35 miles up the Seward Highway to the Sterling Highway. From there we rode 160 miles down the Kenai Peninsula. The sun was out and temps stayed in the low to mid 60’s. We passed by a few glaciers, some cool small towns—like Ninilchik and Soldotna—and some really nice mountains.
Ah, but the view coming into Homer……the Kachemak Bay right off the Cook Inlet. Truly stunning.
We grabbed some chow at a local brewery then rode down to the Spit…
Cool Factoid: The Homer Spit is a geographical landmark located outside of Homer, on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula. The spit is a 4.5-mile long piece of land jutting out into Kachemak Bay. Cool The Spit features the longest road into ocean waters in the entire world, taking up 10–15 minutes to cover by car.
We found a decent campsite, where I’d stayed in 2014, though now it was much different, much larger, much more crowded. Though we couldn’t camp right on the beach, we were only a few yards away. We walked on the beach and stepped into the frigid water…just an incredible experience. Again, we chatted with fellow motorcyclists, who were also staying at the campground, about routes and roads.
We walked up the coast to find some grub and skipped the famous Salty Dawg for Finn’s Pizza. The view? Again, incredible.
Sure, Homer, like the rest of Alaska—and the world, really—has become more touristy. Still, it’s an amazing place chock full of natural beauty.
Total mileage today was under 200 miles.