Monday, August 16, 2010

Kenai peninsula – Solitude

Thurs. Aug 12 – We had stayed last night at a campground in Portage and got up this morning to a cool 54 degrees and a misty rain. The weather has been cool and overcast and windy, with a light rain on and off – not really enough to bother us. We drove on to Homer, a small fishing town on the west side and very end  of the Kenai Peninsula. On the way, we stopped by this old Russian Orthodox Church in Ninilchik – a community that was established in the early 1800’s. This church sits overlooking the Cook Inlet and is still in use. We were not able to go inside, but enjoyed walking around the outside, and through the old cemetery.




There is something somehow “fitting” about the weathered white picket fences and the cemetery grown over in wild flowers. It spoke to me of a going back to nature – a quiet ‘rebirth’ ………..


In Homer, we camped on “Homer spit” – a long finger of a beach. Even with other RVs and campers around, the area had a peaceful feeling.


Just down from our campground is the Seafarer’s Memorial – a memorial to those who were lost at sea.




Maybe it was the weather, or the cry of the seagulls overhead, or the gentle waves, or the evidence of the ebb and flow of the tides……..But the word that kept running through my mind was Solitude…….a quiet, peacefulness……..

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