"Monk's Lagoon -- St Herman of Alaska" Ouzinkie by kaloz
Ouzinkie Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 10 photos
Ouzinkie is a native village on Spruce Island, just off Kodiak Island. I haven't actually been to the village, but every year in August we travel to Monk's Lagoon to the hermitage of St Herman of Alaska. St Herman was made a saint in 1970 by the Othodox Church in America.
It is a beautiful, peaceful place, and well worth the visit
This site concentrates on the annual pilgrimage.
Monk's Lagoon is just a few miles from the village.
Local Fishermen donate the use of their vessels to take the pilgrims from Kodiak to Spruce Island. Be sure to get a life vest from the pile in front of Holy Resurrection Cathedral. If you are prone to "Mal de Mer" bring a patch or dramamine in case the seas are rough.
Monk's Lagoon is very peaceful. This trip is good for the soul, and spirit. You will come away with a gentle spirit. This is a view of the floatilla anchored in the bay from the Hermitage.
- Pros:The Home of a Saint
- Cons:you may get your feet wet
- In a nutshell:Good for the Soul
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