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Travel Blogs from Sitka
We had a leisurely morning packing up. The Sportsman RV Club is a beautiful campground, right next to the ferry. We checked in and moved to our assigned lane for loading. Our ferry today is the new high speed aluminum catamaran, Fairweather, that runs between Sitka and Juneau. The interesting part here is that there are three cargo doors, forward, aft and port sides. And the good news- I got to drive forward ON and off the ferry. This was ...
Sitka has a fair amount of historical things to see. They have the Sheldon Jackson Museum that probably has one of the most complete collections of Alaskan native artifacts in Alaska.
Right next to it is the Sitka National Historical Park which is the site of the 1804 battle between the Tlingit warriors and Sitka to Wrangell ...
... cultural practices with the Orthodox religion, and there is today a strong Russian Orthodox presence here in Sitka among the native people.
The second half of the National Park is the Russian Bishop's House, which was derelict until the park service took it over in about 1966 and spent 15 years renovating it. It has been restored to its 1853 appearance, and the second-floor chapel (which we did not pay to go see) is still used for services.
... via Juneau (same plane was going Juneau-Sitka-Ketchikan-Seattle). Got a shuttle to the B&B where the extremely garrulous woman (we have dubbed her "Garrulous Gush" talked non-stop for AN HOUR (I am NOT making this up!) before we ever made it to our room. We immediately left the house to get away from her, and walked into town to get some lunch. Not much open on Sunday.
Quite interesting ...
... is working tomorrow and he is looking to go fishing.
Hey guys there seems to be a pattern here – Petersburg and Sitka – wives work/ husbands fish!
We set a time to meet him the next morning.
OK now that we are set for tomorrow, we head back to the campground and fix the Halibut from Sunday’s catch. Needless to say and bragging a bit it turned out great.
Other places to stay in Sitka
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401 Charteris St, Sitka | B&Bfrom $65
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1101 Edgecumbe Dr, Sitka | B&Bfrom $107