I spent a weekend at St. Herman’s monastery. It is located on a neighboring island dense with Sitka Spruce trees and steep slopes. The monks have quite a climb to get up to the monastery, but once there the view is serene and inspiring. Unfortunately I didn’t get great photos of the outdoors, but I will try to remember to post a few. In the meantime, this picture is of the chapel. It is an Orthodox monastery, so there’s plenty of icons and incense to go around.