Fritz Creek General Store and Post Office. This cute building was along the road in Alaska. Except for a few houses, this appeared to be the "town" of Fritz Creek. Notice that they sell "real food" as opposed to ?????
Momma Moose Grazing
The Mermaid Weathervane
This copper and bronze weathervane was in Seldovia, Alaska.
Breakfast at McDonald's
This young moose came from out in the slough, crossed two streets, and looked like it was heading to McDonald's for breakfast.
These Chocolate Lilies were photographed in a wildlife garden area in Homer, Alaska. Although these flowers are very rare (I only know one place they grow) in Southern California, they were abundant in this Alaskan garden area. I saw them 2 or 3 places in the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska.
Homer Alaska View
This is a overview of the town of Homer Alaska. Most of the town is not visible from this site, but the Homer Spit can be seen. The spit extends five miles out into Kachemac Bay.
This tern was photographed at Potter Marsh, part of Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Area. This is a nesting site for these pretty terns.
Russian Orthodox Church, Kenai, Alaska
Seaview Bar, Hope, Alaska
Old Town, Hope, Alaska
One of the small cabins in Hope, Alaska.
Seaview Cafe, Hope, Alaska
This is the old cafe in Hope, Alaska. It was closed on Sunday morning when we were there, or it would have been fun to have a cup of coffee, at least.
Totem Pole at Kenai, Alaska
This old style totem pole was spotted in the town of Kenai, Alaska. Note the moose antlers on the log cabin.
Most of the whales we saw on the wildlife boat tour were Humpbacked Whales. On the way back to port we found a group of Orcas playing in the water. This image shows 5 Orcas, a lucky shot.
Driving on the road around Beluga Slough in Homer, Alaska, I saw this boat and just had to stop for a photo, based on its name--Sparhawk--which is my name as well.
Old Village Ninilchik
This view of the old fishing village of Ninilchik, is from the hilltop where the Russian Orthodox Church stands.
These are a few of the old houses of the fishing village of Ninilchik, Alaska.
The last good-bye from the Orca whale before diving down to the deeps.
Seen from the tour boat coming back from Northwest Glacier.
Indian Pond Lilies
The Tufted Puffins and Horned Puffins were nesting and feeding around the same islands off the Kenai Peninsula.
On the outlying islands from Seward, Alaska, the two species of puffins we saw were Tufted Puffins and Horned Puffins. This one is aTufted, based on the long yellow tufts attached at the back of its head. When they fly, the tufts stream out in the wind.
These Horned Puffins were photographed on island cliffs in Alaska, near the Northwest Glacier.
Lily Pond Vista
A few miles north of Seward, this large and beautiful lily pond was right beside the highway. It was filled with Indian Pond Lilies, with their bright yellow blooms.
This Arctic Tern was photographed at Potter Marsh in Alaska. This is a nesting site for these terns and Mew Gulls. This one sat and posed for its portrait.
We didn't see many totem poles in the area of Alaska we visited. This one looked pretty old and authentic.
Flowers in Seldovia Gardens
Houses in Seldovia
Seldovia Boat Harbo
There are no roads that connect Seldovia with the rest of the Kenai Peninsula. Boats are the only way in.
This small island is the nesting site for several sea birds in Kachemak Bay. It is a popular stop for wildlife watching boat tours out of Homer.
Common Murres on Gull Island
A Mew Gull flies over, as Common Murres have gathered at the jtop of Gull Island.
Arriving at Seldovia
This view was from the boat. It tied up here at Seldovia, where we had a couple of hours to explore the town.