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Travel Blogs from Sitka
... the Russian Capitol of Alaska. We strolled around downtown for a while to soak up the Russian ambiance. Very nice town. Then a van from Baranof Island Brewery picked us up and took us out to the brewery. We enjoyed that. It was very Alaskan industrial area back there. Really soaked up the flavor. What I liked is that even though it his a cruise port, it is not too ...
... to explain the Russian/Indian history and point out the places we should visit. His younger compadre Chris drove us home again, with her rock-and roll blaring, and we picked up and/or deposited 4 more people and a dog before we got here.. It's Zac the rock guitarist's 35th birthday, and Jim the fisherman, who thinks today is totally too hot, is catching the ferry to get to a funeral in the next town. Three hours; four new ...
... that the chief wore in that
battle. It was so chilling to actually
see that piece of history.
The Russians formed a new empire in Sitka and renamed it
“New Archangel.” They developed quite an
elaborate lifestyle and the place soon became known as the “Paris of the
Pacific.” Baranov built a castle for
himself atop the hill where the Russian fort was located ...
... operate the electric down riggers, his technique
for fishing using a silver flasher, pink and green hoochie, varying the depth
of the bait and line, and trolling at 2.2mph, we were off. Both Dave and Rick
were first to catch something. Kings, great catches, unfortunately both were under size, basically juveniles, and we had to let them go. Continued to fish and converse with Ray.
What an absolutely ...
We headed north out of Anchorage (in the bloody evening peak hour .... bugger!) and picked up the Old Glenn Highway and found a spot to camp on the edge of the Knik River - a shallow braided stream fed by glaciers.
Further east along the Glenn Highway we paralleled the Matanuska River and came to the large glacier of the same name that feeds it. This is just one of the glaciers grinding its way down the mountains from the large Chugach Mountains ice sheet that ...
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