Wednesday, July 10, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (60)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (60)

07/10/2019 No Travel Day - Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Chapel


Start Location:
Start Time: N/A
Mileage:  54,324
Cost Per Night: $37.50 USD
Weather: 55 - 71 F Sunny With Hazy Horizon

Today was overcast with limited visibility. We did not have anything planned so just took it easy. In fact, we did not get out of bed until 9:00 a.m. We needed to go into town to mail Grandson's Birthday Card.

Ninilchik means "peaceful settlement by a river." On the way back, we stopped at two state park campgrounds to check them out. We were both surprised that they were almost empty!!! They were dry camps and very reasonable at $15.00.

Then we stopped at the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Chapel. It is a historic Russian Orthodox church that was built in 1901. It is an approximately 20-by-50-foot roughly cruxiform-shaped building, mainly designed by Alexi Andreev Oskolkoff who came from Sitka to supervise the building's construction.

We also checked out the Ninilchik Scenic Overlook. It is a fun place to view the Ninilchik River and watch the eagles soar. Trails provide access to fishing along the Ninilchik River but we did not stay long enough for that. (We were the only car in the parking lot.)

On the chore side, laundry and RV dump was accomplished.

Wildlife Spotted: Eagles; Magpies (who finally found my feeder) and of course the proverbial seagulls.


Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Chapel, Ninilchik, Alaska
Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Chapel

Old Ninilchik Village - Quaint Fishermen's Cottages and Log Homes
Old Ninilchik Village - Quaint Fishermen's Cottages and Log Homes

Ninilchik Scenic Overlook - Peaceful and Equipped for Picnicking
Ninilchik Scenic Overlook - Peaceful and Equipped for Picnicking

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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