Driving along the west side of the peninsula on our way to Homer was beautiful. We were glad we took our time and stopped in Anchor Point. It was cool to see how different the coastline here was in comparison to that of close by Homer.
The weather itself in Homer was pretty sporadic, and we always kept our raincoats close by. Luckily it was clear in the evening, including the 4th of July. We stayed up late to watch the fireworks, but they didn’t have quite the same effect in partial daylight.
Side note, if you’re in Homer and looking for a reasonably priced place to grab some fresh seafood, checkout La Baleine Café. The portions we large enough that we split a crab melt and both left feeling stuffed.
As for the Portage Valley, we are so glad we made this detour! Kayaking on Portage Lake is one of the highlights of our time in Alaska.