The Homer Spit is the reason that Homer exists. It is a natural jetty that extends some four miles out into Kachemak Bay and was the site of the original town of Homer that was established there in 1898. Today it is the site of the small boat harbor that houses about 800 commercial and private boats. It also has many types of businesses that support the fishing and tourism activities, from lodging to fish processing. It is also the home of the local Coast Guard vessels and the ferry terminal. A note for fellow RVers ... The new Heritage RV Park has been opened and is a high end park with full hookups and even phone at every site. Water front sites go for $50/day.
Ted and Jim went fishing for halibut on a charter boat. Each fisher is allowed
to keep two halibut and everyone on the boat had their limit in about three hours
of fishing. We were fishing in 350 feet of water and you got a bite as soon as
the bait hit the bottom. Reeled in many more fish than we kept, since we only
took the bigger ones home with us. The two of us ended up with over fifty pounds
of filet to have vacuum packed and frozen. Going to be good eating for the
rest of the summer, eh?