Anchor Point was one of my favorite campgrounds so far. It is an Alaska Wildlife and Parks maintained area. Except for the city campground in Soldotna, we have stayed in State or National campgrounds. We find them clean, well regulated and affordable.
Another interesting feature of Anchor Point was their ocean boat ramp. They had huge tractors that had huge tires and would drive way out into the ocean with boat trailers to pick up boats. I didn’t take a picture but worth a stop at the campground just to see it happen.
From Anchor Point, we took a scenic route back to Homer. Here we discovered another Russian settlement. This is a picture of their small Russian Orthodox church.
Again at Homer, we visited the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center. First, we viewed two movies, one about the Tiglax, a ship owned by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. There are many species of birds and other wildlife the Aleutian Islands that is constantly monitored. Major predators of different species of birds and animals have both been introduced, fox and rats.
Fox as part of an effort in the late 1800s to ”fox farm.” There was a great demand for fur at that time so pairs of fox were introduced on many of the islands. These predators soon caused a major upset in the food chain. Rats were introduced with ship wreaks.
Thanks to constant monitoring, mainly through the use of the Tiglax and removal of many of the fox, the balance is being restored on the remote islands.
Afterward, we followed the advice of the docent at the museum and stopped by 2 Sisters Bakery. The loaf of bread is delicious, as was the cookie Dan and I shared.
This evening we met a very kind and friendly lady named Elizabeth. She found my phone on the beach and called to let me know she would meet us to give it back. She would accept no payment for her time and gas. Once again we have found the local residents to be helpful, friendly and just good people.