Posted by: sunnyharvy | August 9, 2015

Roaming Around the Kenai Peninsula

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Ninilchik, Alaska is located about halfway between Soldotna and Homer on the Kenai Peninsula. On a clear day you can see four volcanoes across the Cook Inlet — Mount Spurr, Mount Redoubt, Mount Iliamna and Mount St. Augustine.
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Before reaching Ninilchik, we drove through Anchor Point where we found North America’s Most Westerly Highway Point, incredible views, and an unusual boat launching method.
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 No launch ramp? No problem! We’ll launch your boat with our huge tractors. Stay tuned for video footage once we get it uploaded. It was pretty amusing to watch.
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Russian Orthodox Church and Cemetery. The Russian-American Company established Ninilchik in the 1820s for its elderly and disabled employees, who could not endure the long journey back to Russia. After Russia sold Alaska to the United States in 1867, most residents elected to stay. Today their descendants form the core of the community.
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Taking a look around.
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Hmmm… what’s that I see?
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Better go take a look.
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I’m off!
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Low tide.
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This view reminded me of my favorite SoCal Beach, Crystal Cove.
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 Mother Nature let out all the stops with a glorious sunset in front of us and…
a full moon rise over our shoulders.
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The next day’s sunrise wasn’t too shabby either.
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It was tough to drive away from this beachfront campsite.
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Responses

  1. Great photos. Thanks for keeping the blog going!

  2. Great, great, great photos!

  3. I mean, I’ve said before, your photos are amazing, but these, these are astoundingly beautiful – the mountains seemingly rising from the sky, the eagle taking off – amazing.

  4. Spectacular mountain volcano views, and eagle shots. That is quite the crazy way to launch a boat – but I can’t quite figure it out. Look forward to the video.
    Did you go in the pretty church?

    • No, Leslie, the door was locked. I tried.


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