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Travel Blogs from Sitka
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 ...
... guide the Regatta to dock at 2:00PM. We gathered in the lounge to begin our shore excursions. Blue skies and a 70 degree temperature greeted us in Sitka. It was the warmest day of their summer so far. We took the Tongass Rainforest Nature Hike which allowed us to see 4 different ecosystems - forest, marine, estuary, and muskeg. The pink salmon were just gathering in the bay in preparation for their spawning trip up the rivers and ...
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 ...
... the year are also quite empty. No one wants to go to a colder place in winter. I thought it was funny how the airline attendant called first class passengers to board and about three seconds later, he said "OK. Now I would like to invite all passengers." There were not many people on the flight. The Sitka airport is on an island that is connected by a bridge to the city of Sitka. You have to get a taxi to the city/town ...
Other places to stay in Sitka
3211 Halibut Point Road, Sitka | B&Bfrom $89
415 Arrowhead St, Sitka | B&Bfrom $80
1903 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka | B&Bfrom $84
401 Charteris St, Sitka | B&Bfrom $65
Sawmill Creek Road, Sitka | B&Bfrom $75
1101 Edgecumbe Dr, Sitka | B&Bfrom $107