Do you remember the pop/folk singer Jewel? She grew up on a homestead about five miles outside of the beautiful town of Homer, on the shores of Kachemak Bay. Her old homestead called, Seaside Farms, is where Tom Choate and I stayed last week. It is run by Jewel's aunt, Mossy. I got to meet many of her relatives and hear them sing. They are a very talented and friendly family.
There are a number of funky little bungalows scattered around the property. The rustic shack above is where I stayed for the duration of the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. It was quiet and comfortable.
Early one morning there was a strong earthquake that knocked a glass covered picture off the wall. It landed on my pillow about two minutes after I got up. A close call for me.
There was a lot of bird activity all around the farm. The loudest of them were the Sandhill Cranes.
If I had more time to spend on the farm, I could have gotten much better photos of the cranes. We were only at the farm in the early morning and late evening.
Bye bye cranes.
Homer has no shortage of Moose.
Beluga Lake in the middle of town had a few Trumpeter Swans.
Among other ducks were these Pintails.
Not a raven, this is a Northwestern Crow. They do not occur in Anchorage, but they outnumber ravens in Homer.
There is more to come from Kachemak Bay.