Ninilchik, meaning “peaceful settlement by the river ” was our next stop on the Kenai Peninsula. This town has a rich Russian influence dating back to the early 19th century. A Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1901, and the historic cemetery on the hill continues to overlook the rustic village of Ninilchik. This is also a town from which world-class Halibut and Salmon fishing charters are launched to the Cook Inlet.
We had a lot of excitement and action during our four-day stay here, and we just loved this little town.
First off, I caught a fish – not just any fish – a HALIBUT! Yes I did! I hopped aboard one of the charters and went with a group of six for some serious ocean fishing. My first scheduled outing was canceled due to 50-knot winds and 4-foot waves, but I managed to get on a trip leaving the next morning…
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