June 25: There’s a considerable amount to keep our attention right on our front porch here in Homer. From our beachside spot, we can report to you on a variety of weather, people, animals and events. We’ve been watching high flying, wave-riding and galloping from our front window. Boats, horses, seaplanes and surfboards are a few of the modes of transport whirling around us. And today, we went four-wheeling and two-footing on the beach for ourselves. I thought I’d let a few photos speak for themselves:
This windsurfer (or whatever it’s called) and his friends provided great entertainment. Here he’s riding high. And his dog followed his every move from the beach, never losing sight of him. The wind was strong this evening, creating good chop and putting a lot of power out there for this sport. Fun to watch!
These young ladies spent a while practicing their English riding and dressage exercises for us. Then they were off for a nice ride down the beach.
We took a Jeep ride for a good distance on the rocky area of the beach today while the tide was out. Leave it to Jer to find a rock to climb, wherever.
Look out below….these homes may go down the hill any moment. Look at the eroded bank under the one on the left! There were certainly prettier homes along our beachcombing route, but none more “adventurous” than below.
Can you see those white objects in the distance down the beach? One of them is Ferd – in our home-spot. Time to get back before the tide comes back in.
I posted here just a few of the scads of anemones, sea urchins, etc that I saw as I roamed. The ones I touched felt rubbery and some were bumpy, like one of those dog play toys.
My last post of items deposited on the beach is coal. We learned that this is the real thing, drifting onto shore from cliffs in the surrounding mountains, and that Alaskans collect it to use for heating. It was also prevalent on the beaches north of Homer where we were last located.
That’s the report from beachside. Homer has shown us it’s own interesting and unique piece of Alaska.
Stay tuned and stay well. See you later.