Our 160 mile drive up went through some fantastic scenery and we broke it by stopping for enormous and incredibly unhealthy sticky buns in Soldotna and a spontaneous visit to a Russian Orthodox church in Ninilchik.
|The Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church at Ninilchik, dating from 1846. It still has a very active congregation although it was closed to visitors.|
|A bald eagle sitting on a ship's mast.|
|Closer inspection shows that it had a bloodied head..|
|..the reason for which became apparent when it flew off carrying what looks like a rabbit or, if that's a large bushy tail I can make out, maybe a small fox.|
|I like the colour, shape and lines of boats in a harbour.|
|Bald eagle coming in to land on top of a restaurant.|
|Our B & B host tells us that it's a prolific year for dandelions in Alaska (we noticed that they were everywhere) and the shoreline was prolific with these vetch (but I can't identify them at the moment).|