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The Islands of SE Alaska
Well I spoke too soon - it has rained every day since I last wrote, usually not heavy, sometimes no more than a thick mist, which looks attractive shrouding the tree-covered mountains, but has limited our activity somewhat. And it is cooler, so long trousers & jackets & shoes not jandals...
But it is still interesting. The relatively large ferries have wound their way through amazingly small gaps ...
Summer Solstice in Sitka on June 21- sunrise at 4:05AM sunset at 10:00PM. But with dawn and dusk it was dark about 4 hours! There was a midnight 5k run but no street fair or anything- I heard from Kaylin that Fairbanks has a big all night/day event! ( I didn't do the run!)
I signed up for a University of Alaska, SE course on North West wood carving- I knew I would miss the end of the class but couldn't miss ...
... annual fishing trip.
We were met at the airport by an Alaskan Dream Cruises rep and taken by their small bus to our hotel. All the others were staying at the main hotel on the harbour, booked through the company. We were the only ones at Super 8 on the other side of town. When we checked in the manager expressed great surprise at our rate, saying she couldn't even get that & the normal rate now is twice that!! Score with $100. It's a lovely room - ground floor which is nice ...
... are unable to be returned to the wild. On Friday we participated in the town Species Parade for Earth Day. I helped man our booth with our banana slug!
Saturday! Yeah! And the sun is out, so off to take advantage of all the trails- I picked a flat easy-ish one that I could return by going thru town and do some looking and shopping. Tourist season unofficially begins May 1, with the first cruise ship arriving May 5th. And we will be ready for ...
... and today was that day. Halibut tacos at cocktail hour and a demo on how to pan seat salmon. Dinner was potato leek soup, homemade feta ravioli in homemade marinara sauce with lemon and anchovies, braised short rib and mushroom over polenta with a dash of blueberry, and cherry and rhubarb cobbler with spiced ice cream. Little Sara had to introduce the wine tonight and said it was very "grapey". So ...
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