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 ?????
Between the Islands
This shot was from one of the boat trips we took, I believe from Homer to Seldovia, Alaska. It took a route between several islands, giving fairly close view of the local terrain, only reached by water transport.
Momma Moose Grazing
This moose and her two young calves were grazing in the grass right next to the road in Homer, Alaska. I had to zoom my lens in as far as possible to take the photos. The moose seemed completely unconcerned that I was beside the road shooting.
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
Veronica's Coffee House
The building in which Veronica's is housed was one of the original old town buildings of Kenai, Alaska. This was a fun place to stop for coffee and one of Veronica's homemade goodies.
This is the "porch" area beside the front door of Veronica's Coffeehouse and Cafe, Kenai, Alaska.
Table for Two
A cute little corner table at Veronica's Coffeehouse, Kenai, Alaska.
Table at Veronica's
In Kenai, Alaska, Veronica's is a coffeehouse in Old Town,(a great spot to stop for coffee and a delicious dessert), in one of the original buildings of Kenai. This is a view of one of the tables there, with a painterly effect. It had a very cozy look about it.
This is part of the ceiling decoration in one room of Veronica's Coffeehouse, Kenai, Alaska.
Whales & Such
This is the ceiling decoration in part of Veronica's coffeehouse in Kenai, 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Northwest Glacier was the end destination of the 9 hour boat trip we took out of Seward, Alaska. The boat was able to go into the cove into which the glacier was calving, and seals lounged on small icebergs in the water.