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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Kiwalik, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kiwalik 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 Kiwalik:
    • 66.022778, -161.841944
    • 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 Kiwalik
       
  • 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 Kiwalik ...

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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    • Candle

      • Candle lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Kiwalik
      • Link to Google Map centered on Candle
    • Elephant Point

      • Elephant Point lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Kiwalik
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elephant Point
    • Fink Creek

      • Fink Creek lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Kiwalik
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fink Creek

How Far From Kiwalik 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 Kiwalik to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Kiwalik to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 58 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 40 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,656 miles [5,883.8 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 143 days and walking would take 208 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,614 miles [9,034.9 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<4>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,285 miles [10,114.7 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,970 miles [7,998.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kiwalik. 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- Kiwalik) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kiwalik. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 66.0228, Longitude: -161.8419     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kiwalik have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Kiwalik 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 14.628 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 20.107 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 355.538 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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