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Ninilchik

The trip down the Kenai Peninsula to Ninilchick seemed long although it was only 195 miles from Anchorage. There were beautiful views as we traveled along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, but there were also some delays due to road construction. The highlight of the trip was when we saw a large moose beside the road munching on some berries as we neared Ninilchik. Unfortunately, we were going too fast to stop and get pictures. After getting settled in at the Alaskan Angler RV Park and having lunch, we set out to see the area which is divided into Old Ninilchik and New Ninilchik. The new part is just a small group of stores along the Sterling Highway. The old part was settled at the turn of the 19th century and contains many old dove-tailed log cabins nestled around the mouth of the Ninilchik River with awesome views of Cook Inlet and the two active volcanos on the other side. The old Russian Orthodox Church on the bluff above the old village completes the magnificent view.

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