Kenai, Ninilchik and Deep Creek

Today, we awoke to bright sunshine and blue skies on the Kenai peninsula. We checked out Soldotna visitor centre and walked into town as well. It was very interesting to see all the fishers in the water at the Kenai bridge near our campground. We talked to a few of them and witnessed some sockeye (reds) being caught as evidenced in the photo below. Very nice. Then it was back to the campground, where we packed up our photography gear and headed off to Kenai and points south. We were skunked looking for bald eagles but did see a cow moose and calf wandering around a gravel parking lot on the outskirts of Kenai. I got a few photos with Jane’s camera but the two were quite skiddish and we didn’t want to stress them out by getting too close. Our next wildlife sighting was a small herd of caribou south of Kenai on the way south to Ninilchik. Again, getting close enough for a good photo was not an easy task. We went as far south on the highway as Deep Creek and were amazed at the number of Alaska State Campgrounds right on the water for only $10/night. Most of them had plenty of sites available too. The above shot is Deep Creek. There is a light house on the hilltop and you can see the campground on the ocean. Very nice.

Tomorrow, we are going to spend the day in Homer. Hoping to see some eagles there.


  1. Anonymous August 3, 2009 at 12:31 am #

    Sure hope you get to some eagles! I was always looking when at Matthew's but no luck.

  2. Oshutterup August 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm #

    been enjoying your blogs – awesome photo's and wonderful scenery!