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I thought Sitka was the most charming Alaskan city we visited (click here for information on Sitka). Too bad it was Sunday morning and most stores were closed.
One of my favorite places was the Raptor Rehabilitation Center where bird trainer and handler Lacie taught us about rapture rehabilitation while holding the center's mascot, a bald eagle named Volta. Volta flew into a power line ...
... life. They then gather the eggs and hatch them and then the salmon, when they are ready will go to the ocean and eventually after a few years return. Then it was on to a bear rescue center. When bears come into town, they are usually shot. This leaves their young as orphans, so they are either shot also, or go to the rescue center. It is illegal in Alaska to return bears which have had human contact back to the wild. These bears were amazing ...
I didn't fish so my perspective probably isn't as exciting. Amazing breakfast - choice between parfait, oatmeal, or chocolate brioche French toast with sausage. The fishers all went out at 7-ish, three boats for deep sea fishing, and everyone else had lazy mornings doing their own thing. A few people took short trips into Sitka. It was very rainy all day so we mostly hunkered down between our cabins ...
This morning we arrived in Sitka in time for me to have a leisurely breakfast overlooking the beautiful little islands around Sitka (from my cabin)!! Again we had spectacular weather which we have been blessed to have since I arrived in Canada on 16 May!! Unheard of really it is like we have brought the sunshine and blue skies with us. Even though the forecast might have said otherwise. The ship docked off Sitka so we had to catch a Tender over to this ...
... while seeing the Alaskan mountains, the ocean and a lighthouse in the background along with the fishing boats and bald eagles flying by.
After leaving Sitka we headed back down Sergius Narrows and Peril Straits to Red Bluff Bay. Along the way we got up close and personal with some humpback whales. We must have been as ...
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