Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Departing Homer for Kodiak and Chenega Bay

Did I mention departures can be ephemeral?

00DepartureBoardKennicott

“As soon as possible” can take a long long time when you are boarding cars, motorcycles, even a grown-up tricycle, container vans, campers, R/vs of all shapes and sizes, trucks, and today we learn how it is done. This is truly a marvel of engineering. It must also take some amazing system to keep straight where every vehicle needs to go because they are getting off at different stops, so all the ones getting off at the same stop need to be stored together. Watching all this happen is amazing.

They have this turntable. Cars drive on, we think a maximum of six. The turntable also handles a maximum of one large container truck.

Cars drive on the elevated turntable:

00CarsDriveOnTurntable

Turntable begins to lower:
00CarsBeingLowered

Cars reach main deck:
00CarsMainDeckLevel

Turntable begins to turn:
00TurntableBeginsToTurn

00TurntableTurns

00TurntableAlmostComplete

A friendly otter kept us entertained while we waited for all the vehicles to board.

00HomerOtter

We were told this is one of the Homer small ferries to Kachemak National Park or to Seldovia:

00HomerWaterTaxi

It is another gorgeous day in Homer, and even early in the morning, fishermen and women are on the beach:

00HomerFishingFromBeach

It’s a beautiful departure, and somewhere between Homer and Kodiak, we run into a heavy mist near sunset:

00SunsetMistEnRouteKodiak

We departed late and will be getting into Kodiak late, so late we sleep right through it. Before we know it, we are departed from Kodiak and en route to Chenega Bay and Whittier.

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September 10, 2013 - Posted by | Adventure, Alaska, Beauty, Entertainment, ExPat Life, Road Trips, Technical Issue, Travel | , , , , , , , ,

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