This location, Homer, has been our longest yet. We have been here 10 days. The biggest reason, other than we've had lots to do, is halibut fishing. The tides and the wind weren't in our favour so we waited until today, Wed. 20th, to go out. Talk about an incredible fishing day. It's called fishing not "catching" for a reason, but we FISHED!!! Our captain took us out 37 miles to a favorite spot of his and we immediately hooked up. Shannon brought in the only salmon, a silver that we're having for dinner tonight and we all caught our limit of two each in a very short period of time. The captain was so happy that he even took us to Gull Island to see the birds and see our first tufted Puffin. All in all it was a dream of a day. Our biggest fish was probably 65-70 lbs. but the average was closer to 35-40. We are sending them home. We have been fortunate to meet up with a friend who lives here and he took us on a short excursion of the town. We met his neighbor who works for Silver Fox and that's who set us up with our fishing trip....plus he invited us to pick some of his rhubarb and we did and turned it into sauce with strawberries. We've been to the Farmer's Market here in town and the Center for Alaska Coastal Studies where we signed up for an estuary walk one day, a drive around "birding" areas another day, and a special program all about halibut... They have something to do all the time and it's so interesting. Toured the Bear Creek Winery and went out to a point with huge wildflower fields. We camped out on the spit right up against the ocean which was beautiful every day. When the tides were at their lowest one morning we went to the beach and walked the tidepools. Not quite like California, but interesting in a different way.