Thursday, July 10, 2014
Day 6 in Ninilchik
After working for the week at the Kenai Moose Lodge, we meandered on down the Sterling Hwy south to Ninilchik. We needed some rest! Ninilchik has always been one of my favorite places on the Kenai Peninsula. It practically has everything that Alaska has to offer. Beautiful views of Cook Inlet and it's volcanoes looming above the clouds; an abundance of wildflowers, including lupine and fireweed, my 2 favs; steeped in history, it offers the old, historical village to explore and the Russian Orthodox Church and unusual cemetary perched on the bluff overlooking the water; the commercial fishing fleet almost mired in mud until the tide comes in and they can float out; sport boats going out for charters to catch prized (and good eatin'!) Halibut and Salmon; watching those charters being pulled in and out of the water by huge tractors, an interesting sight!; Charles and Lynn have taken 2 halibut charters so we enjoyed some grilled halibut and have enough to ship home; small town people who are friendly and laid back; huge dips of ice cream at the General Store; 2 Passport America RV parks with good, free, WiFi and nice bath houses and laundries; 5 AK State Recreation parks at $10-12 per night; easy drive to Anchor Point and Homer; moose and eagles everywhere!; yep, we are staying here awhile. Perfect Alaska!