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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ninilchik, AK

It was nice to see the sun out for another day, so off sightseeing.
We head south hoping to see the 3 volcanoes on the other side of the inlet, but it was too hazy. (I posted a photo of Mt. Redoubt in my last post, I have learned it is 40 miles away across the Cook Inlet.)
We noticed the lighting was good on the church in Ninilchik and stopped to take photos.
We were able to go inside and a priest was there to tell us and several other visitors about it and it's history.It is a Russian Orthodox mission church called Transfiguration of our Lord.
It has 5 domes one representing Christ and the 4 others evangelists, it was built in 1901. There were 100 of these in Alaska, ( posted a photo of the church in Kenai on my Flickr site.)
Behind the door and a red curtain is the altar, it represents heaven and the light coming from the dome above is the light from heaven. Parishioners stand in the small naive.

These are the wedding crowns.
We didn't go into the town to visit the rest of the historical village, maybe we'll make it on later trip, it was really quite interesting.
We then decided to head on down to Homer to see what RV parks were available and have lunch. I had fish and chips, with fresh halibut which Homer boasts as being the halibut capital of the world, Ken had a turkey and bacon melt. We made reservations for a week starting Sunday at Ocean View RV, the lady at the Homer Visitor Center stays and works there too. She was working at the RV park when we went back to make our reservations and she was really appreciative that we took her advice to stay there and got us a really nice spot so we could have a beautiful view of the ocean, I believe it's the inlet not the ocean.
The bird of the day was Bald Eagles, I believe we saw 10 or more I didn't keep count.
Maybe, we will have another sunny day it's about time Alaska had a little summer but on the other hand the mosquitoes haven't been bad with the rain and cool temps.

1 comment:

Cherylsue said...

Nice photos and it looks soooo cool. The heat is really oppressive here and everyone is melting away. Jeff turns 50 Mon. and Nicole turns 40 Aug. 1st. Does it seem possible?