Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Exploring Homer (Day 9)
After a great night's sleep in the new tent, I took off to explore Homer. The Spit is a strip of land about a mile long. On it are a mix of campgrounds, tourist shops, restaurants, fishing companies, and misc marine services. While I was there a cruise ship was docked so it was more crowded than usual.
On the way back into town I found a coffee shop, laundry mat, wifi spot, and showers, all in the same business and all of which I needed. It was called "The Washboard". I ended up spending a couple hours there.
Later in the day Paul rode into camp. He had seen Steve on the way down in Seward, but I think Steve ended up going back to Anchorage that day. Paul and I took off for that 20 mile twisty road, East End, that a couple locals had told us about. I can see why a local rider would like that road since that is all they have, but it's really nothing we can't get at home ... well, except for the views along the way.
I was pretty tired when I got back around 9pm and went straight to sleep. Feels more like you're laying down for a nap when it's still that light out though.