Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Polk Inlet.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Polk Inlet, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Polk Inlet and the surrounding area.
- 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 Polk Inlet:
- 55.349722, -132.545833
- 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 Polk Inlet
- 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:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Polk Inlet ...
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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Clover Pass lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Polk Inlet
- Link to Google Map centered on Clover Pass
Coppermount lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Polk Inlet
- Link to Google Map centered on Coppermount
Craig lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Polk Inlet
- Link to Google Map centered on Craig
- Long Island
Long Island lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Polk Inlet
- Link to Google Map centered on Long Island
- Mud Bay
Mud Bay lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Polk Inlet
- Link to Google Map centered on Mud Bay
- Refuge Cove
Refuge Cove lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Polk Inlet
- Link to Google Map centered on Refuge Cove
- Salt Chuck
Salt Chuck lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Polk Inlet
- Link to Google Map centered on Salt Chuck
- Shoreline Drive
Shoreline Drive lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Polk Inlet
- Link to Google Map centered on Shoreline Drive
Waterfall lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Polk Inlet
- Link to Google Map centered on Waterfall
How Far From Polk Inlet 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 Polk Inlet to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Polk Inlet and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 215 miles [346 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Polk Inlet to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 9 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,755 miles [4,433.7 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 108 days and walking would take 157 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,369 miles [10,249.9 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 7,108 miles [11,439.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,406 miles [8,700.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Polk Inlet. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Polk Inlet) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Polk Inlet. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Polk Inlet
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Polk Inlet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.3497, Longitude: -132.5458 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Polk Inlet 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 Polk Inlet 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 349.627 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 352.716 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 334.153 degrees.||