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Wednesday
found us heading south on the Sterling Highway, to discover 
the Kenai Peninsula.  Supposedly home to over 4000 moose, 
this beautiful land changed character completely at least 4 
times in the first 100 miles we drove.

 

Glassy lake on the Kenai Peninsula

Glassy lake on the Kenai Peninsula

 

This day's drive was the only one all week delayed by road 
construction.  The roads in Alaska were surprisingly well 
maintained, considering that the construction season had 
barely begun by the time we got there.  Just south of the Hope
turnoff, we had a half hour wait for our pilot vehicle to show,
and we spent that time pleasantly chatting with our "flag girl"
who was from Soldotna.  
I honestly don't think we met a single native there, nor but a 
tourist or two, who wasn't friendly and extremely helpful !

 

The Kenai River

Kenai River

Kenai River

 

The lakes and streams here have a very unusual cobalt blue 
coloring ---  said to be from the glacier ice of which they are
born.
Russian River Ferry

 Russian River Ferry

I'm really not sure where the Russian River Ferry took people
to or from, since I didn't read the board, like Mom did.

Story Board

We had originally planned to drive all the way to Homer, 
but with the road delay and all, it was a good thing Mom's 
friends just lived in Sterling.  It gave us that much more 
time to stop and take pictures on the way back !

 

Some of Kenai's beautiful scenery......

Russian River

Kenai scenery
Kenai scenery
 

 

And so, for us, it was back to Aleyska again, to re-pack our 
overflowing suitcases one more time & be ready to move
back to Anchorage, and points northward again in the 
morning.

 

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Sunday Matanuska Glacier
Monday Portage Glacier
Tuesday Big Game Alaska
Wednesday Whittier
Thursday Prince William Sound
Friday Kenai Peninsula
Trapper Creek

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Alaska Facts
Denali Chugach Range
Approximate Driving Distances
 
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AWARDS

 

The Kenai Peninsula
consists of approximately 16,079 sq. miles land and 5,585 sq. 
miles of water.  Home of the Kenai Fjords National Park, 
which lies south and west of Seward, 130 miles south of 
Anchorage, on the Seward Highway, the entire peninsula 
has less than 47,000 residents.  Well known cities are Homer
and Seward, as well as Sterling, Hope and Soldotna.
Residents here make their livings by commercial fishing,
tourism, oil production, agriculture, lumber & timber, charter
fishing and transportation.

 

 

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