Wednesday, August 7, 2013 (Mariner Park Campground, Homer, Alaska)

We had a few errands to run this morning before going out for lunch...yes, we had decided we wanted to go out for a good seafood meal!  We picked the place out on the spit and today was the day!  Before we headed into Homer, Steve took a couple of pictures of the is amazing how far out the tide goes...

Our first stop this morning was for propane...there was this interesting tent on display outside the propane place...for sale for $1,200 and that doesn't include the car!

After our propane stop, we went to Safeway to stock up on a few items...and then it was time to head back to the spit and Captain Pattie's for lunch...

It was just going on noon by this time...good timing for us as it filled up quickly, obviously a very popular spot.  Steve was hoping for a King Crab feast however at $72.00 for a 11/2 lb. order we decided on their Seafood Sampler...a little piece of halibut and salmon, along with a few scallops and prawns.  Oops...meant to take a picture before we started eating!

Rather than breaded and deep-fried, we chose to have it lightly brushed with olive oil and grilled.  It was very tasty!!  A tad bit expensive at $26 was one of the most expensive lunches we have ever had (when beer is not included!)...but worth it.

After lunch, we decided to go to our favourite spot on the spit...Salty Dawg Saloon.  On the way, we noticed another good halibut catch today at Buttwhackers...

We enjoyed our beer sitting at the bar in Salty Dawg Saloon...the bartender is really quite a character!  It's a great place for people watching.

As we pulled into our campground, we noticed some Class A motorhomes had had a red jeep behind it.'s Alan and Cec!  I don't think I have mentioned this yet, but we first met Alan and Cec in Whitehorse.  They are from Oregon and were also on their way to Alaska...with two other couples.  We really didn't chat long...we just happened to be sitting outside enjoying our happy hour when they backed into a site across from us.  Our next encounter with them was at Exit Glacier when we were at Seward. They stopped and asked if we were following them...they too were at Resurrection Bay South, camped above us on the next level away from the waterfront.  We introduced ourselves and after a bit of a chat, Alan says "I suppose you are going to Homer next"...yup!  And here they are!  It appears that we are shadowing each other on our Alaskan trip.

A little later, we joined them down at their campfire for happy hour(s) where we met the rest of the group, Bob and Sue from Florida and Rob and Joyce from California. 
From left to right...Alan, Rob, Sue, Cec, Joyce, Bob and Steve...

We had a great evening with great people! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm shocked at how expensive the seafood is! That's too bad with it being so fresh and plentiful.

    Looks a great time with new friends!