Kenai Peninsula

Clouds or Fog?::Alaska, United States::
Clouds or Fog?
Portage Lake::Alaska, United States::
Portage Lake
Kachemak Bay::Alaska, United States::
Kachemak Bay

Kenai Peninsula is located in southern Alaska between Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound. This is a place where one can sample most of the best of Alaska: Russian Orthodox churches, glaciers, fjords, high mountains and wild life.

Heading Exit Glacier::Alaska, United States::
Heading Exit Glacier
Blue Ice::Alaska, United States::
Blue Ice
Beach in Kachemak Bay::Alaska, United States::
Beach in Kachemak Bay

Exit Glacier is located in Kenai Fjords National Park. It is one of 35 named glaciers in the Harding Icefield, a remnant of the Ice Age that caps a part of Kenai Mountains 81 km (50 miles) long and 48 km (30 miles) wide.

Exit Glacier::Alaska, United States::
Exit Glacier
St. Nicholas Church #1::Alaska, United States::
St. Nicholas Church #1
Russian Church::Alaska, United States::
Russian Church
St. Nicholas Church #2::Alaska, United States::
St. Nicholas Church #2
Russian Orthodox Cross::Alaska, United States::
Russian Orthodox Cross

The Russians were the first whites to establish permanent communities on Kenai Peninsula. They sent missionaries and found churches. Early Russian influence is still to be seen on the peninsula. Russian Orthodox Churches (like these on the pictures) are part of a beautiful Kenai landscape.

© 2000 Maciej Swulinski