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... and interesting conversations along with exciting scenery!
We left Whittier after the cruise and camped at Wiiliwaw CG. A beautiful and magnificent location! We came here on the recommendation of Linda and Roger, who we meet when camping in Sarah Palin's backyard (Wassilla). Linda and Roger also recommend we go to the Begich Bogg Visitor center.
... couple hours after high tide. The water will rise 20'!
We took hike around Kenai. Visiting the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church. It is one of the oldest churches in Alaska. Fort Kenay, Parish House Rectory (considered the oldest building on the peninsula) and St. Nicholas Chapel. The area has rich Russian history.
... a room they sleep on the couch in the lobby but no one gets left out in the cold. This was beginning to sound like an interesting adventure but Thom needed time to refigure our fuel use and needs. And the weather started to close in. So here we are in Kenai, where every restaurant is "excellent", everyone is an oilworker and interior decorating favors moose heads and bear skins.
... sport fishing. Ten minutes further south I stopped in Soldotna, which is one of the largest cities on the Kenai with a population of about 4,000 people (I know that is a bit small to call it a city in our eyes but this is Alaska where most of the urban areas are tiny & they would hardly have anywhere they can call a city otherwise). It was actually recognised as a city in 1960 (albeit a 4th class city) with a population of 332 but became a 1st class city in 1964. A ...
... Told us a few things about the town. Although it has
more businesses it actually has less permanent residents than Kenai. I suspect
the reason is that Soldotna is on the main road between Anchorage and Homer.
Visited a homesteading settlement, very nicely done, in 1947, veterans were given preference to homestead this area. By application they were allowed to pick out 160 ...