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How corny is the phrase, "I love long walks on the beach during sunset?". Cliché, cliché, cliché. The problem is, I LOVE going to the beach during sunset. It is a legitimate past time of mine here. I have even got it down to a science and know when they are going to be good or not. Sometimes I even drop what I am doing to catch a sunset. I will run home, grab my camera if I don't have it and park my butt on the beach for an hour or so. If its low tide, I will go for a walk but for ...
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 ...
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 ...
... of Caymus cabernet from the connoisseur wine list. Our next course was a lobster salad for me and caviar for Scott, followed by the lobster soup for me and a broth soup with camembert for Scott. I then had the gold leaf risotto and Scott had some type of pasta that I don't remember. The risotto was the best risotto I've ever had!
For our main entrees, I chose the lamb and Scott had the lobster thermidor. As soon as our ...
... sunrise in this area is about 4:30am - sunset at 10pm. These day light hours are going to do our heads in.
Sitka was the Old Russian capital of Alaska and the place where the hand over to America was signed, before then it was the home of the Tijinit one of the 'First Nation' people and the creators of the wonderful Totems that you find in these parts.
Our first stop was at the Sitka National Park, to view the Totem Poles, and the views. We ...
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