It was about a 5-mile drive out to the campground on the spit. The spit is pretty long and you can’t help but notice the many Tsunami zone warning signs. It would not be a good spot to be after a large earthquake. We kept our fingers crossed while we were there.
While all the way at the end of the spit, there was a small parking area and just offshore on the inside of the spit were thousands of birds making quite a ruckus. We couldn’t see what was going on in the water, but we guessed there were a lot of fish near the surface that we could not see due to the angle and short distance to them.
Our site at Heritage RV Park was very nice. 50 amp FHU. You do not find 50 amp that often once you pass the border into Canada and into Alaska. Most places are 30 amp maximum, and some only had 20 amp service. They all work for us as long as we don’t need a lot of air-conditioning. But the best part about this park was the sites along the water were pull-in, not back-in sites, so our windshield looked directly out onto the Kachemak Bay. It was a delightful place to camp for a couple nights and the weather was gorgeous.
The first morning we headed out fairly early to do some shopping in the tourist traps, and after spending a while there we headed further on down the spit to the next touristy area, but by then all the parking was taken. We drove around there for a bit, but there were plenty of other cars hovering to also find a spot if someone was leaving, and after a while we drove off.
Then we headed back up off the spit into old town and found Bishop Beach where they allow you to drive your car onto the beach, but not very far. They keep you to a small area with large boulders. We walked around there for a few minutes as it was a lot windier there, making it very blustery!!
We did have the water pump lights in the kitchen go out while in Homer, so I called around to see if I could find a replacement. There was a “Gear Shed” that said they had some, but when I got there it was not one that would fit my unit. Called some other marine supply places, but I was not successful. I moved the working light from the bedroom sink area into the kitchen so we could tell if the pump was left latched. I’m wondering if the water pump control unit is going bad as if we leave the pump latched on, it uses 10 amps most of the time, even when it’s not pumping water. So we have been keeping it turned off till it’s needed when not connected to city water.