Baranof Island Bed and Breakfast
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... fishermen - an attractive town, with fishing (& tourism) as it's mainstay. And a campground with beautiful sites set amongst moss-covered tress, right on the water's edge - free!! At Blind River Rapids we saw thousands of huge king salmon struggling to swim upstream - watched briefly by a bear, until he was spooked off by a fisherman. The salmon took no notice of the fishermen standing among them, they had other things on their minds!
Another adventure was a kayaking trip to the bunkers built to defend Sitka and Alaska during WWII. Interesting! And fun getting there!
I volunteered to help out at the $30 a plate Crab Fest to support the Summer Music Festival. I helped prep and serve, and got to eat crab! That crab was Delicious!
My volunteer Ranger supervisor Becky is one of the New Archangel Dancers, so of course ...
... it. Next was the Blockhouse. This was a reconstruction of one of the towers that the Russians built as part of their defences against the local people. We also went looking for Princesss Maksoutoff's grave. She was the native wife of the last Russian governor. We went into the Russian Orthodox cemetery on the top of the hill which was incredibly overgrown under beautiful tall trees. But we ended up not getting into the right area to see it after all. Whilst there we did see 2 ...
... so massive and imposing - we watched as they ate a carcass of Sitka Deer (just the bones after a hunter had taken the meat off). One was 9foot tall and weighed 1200 lbs. They are 7 times stronger than the average man.
After the bears we went to the Raptour center where they care for injured Bald Eagles before releasing then into the wild. What a magnificent bird!
We have been so lucky with ...
... their own enclosure. The owls wisely perched under umbrellas provided for them. It was so peaceful smelling the wet forest smells and listening to sound raindrops interrupted only the occasional bird call.
I asked the handler holding Kily, a Harlan’s red-tailed hawk, if the birds are threatened if you look them in the eye. Kily was so beautiful, I just wanted to stare at her. ...
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