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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Elfin Cove.

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Elfin Cove, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elfin Cove and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...

    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Elfin Cove:
    • 58.195138, -136.346773
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Elfin Cove
  • Waymarking ...

    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elfin Cove ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

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    • Excursion Inlet

      • Excursion Inlet lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Elfin Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excursion Inlet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elfin Cove
    • Game Creek

      • Game Creek lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Elfin Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Game Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elfin Cove
    • Pelican

      • Pelican lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Elfin Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelican
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elfin Cove
    • Sunnyside

      • Sunnyside lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Elfin Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elfin Cove

How Far From Elfin Cove to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Elfin Cove to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Elfin Cove and extending to:

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 70 miles [112.7 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Elfin Cove to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take three full days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take about three full days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,901 miles [4,668.7 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 114 days and walking would take 165 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,197 miles [9,973.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<4>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,926 miles [11,146.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,287 miles [8,508.6 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elfin Cove. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elfin Cove) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elfin Cove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elfin Cove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elfin Cove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.1951, Longitude: -136.3468    
<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Elfin Cove to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 352.851 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 356.379 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 336.648 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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