Kodiak Island is the largest island in the archipelago. The biggest income producers are fishing and tourism. Many travelers come here precisely to engage in backwoods adventures and hunting/fishing. The town of Kodiak is small, but we really enjoyed….can you believe it?…..looking at the trash receptacles, as each was adorned with one or two old salmon packing labels. The day was foggy and rainy when we started out, but the weather improved over the course of the day.
In the third photo, you can see a hodgepodge of boats in the harbor, as that is the major way to travel in Alaska. The church is Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral. It is the Russian Orthodox Mother Church of the Western Hemisphere, founded in 1796. It was very small, but jammed with icons and color. One of the clergy members was there to answer questions and offer information.
The last photo is the skeleton of a whale hanging from the ceiling in the Visitor’s Center. It is huge! The Visitor’s Center had loads of information on local wildlife as well as a movie about Kodiak and other Alaskan wilderness areas.