July 13, 2009

We went on a boat tour to Seldovia, a small town across Katchemak Bay which can only be accessed by boat or plane. We stopped at Gull Island where we saw lots and lots of sea birds. There was a variety of gulls and we were fortunate to see some Tufted Puffins. There was a Harbor Seal at one end.

We went by some islands that were used as fox farms in the 1920s and also homesteaded in the 1950s.

Entering Seldovia Harbor we saw a Goldeneye with her chicks.

We ate lunch at a small café with a deck overlooking the harbor where we watched a Sea Otter while we were eating.

After lunch we walked around town and looked at a few shops. The town holds a chainsaw sculpture competition every year and they have many of the sculptures displayed around town.

Here is a bed and breakfast we came across on the old boardwalk. We saw a bald eagle in the bay behind the bed and breakfast. While we were there the fog started rolling into the harbor.

On the way back to Homer we saw a number of sea otters out in the bay. The otters in the bay are more timid than the one in the harbor as they are still hunted by subsistence hunters.

After we got back to the harbor at Homer we stopped by the Seafarers Memorial.

When we got back to our campsite a bald eagle was waiting for us on a light post in front of the 5th wheel.


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