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... wise, we had booked a three hour Holland America excursion on a local “cat” tour boat to observe Sea Otters and other Wildlife. At the appointed time we left the ship, walked right across the dock and boarded our excursion.
As it turned out the weather not only cleared, but for a brief time we were in brilliant Alaskan sunshine – what luck. However the icing on the cake was being to observe, in their natural habitat, bald eagles, rafts of ...
... Ignore my careful explanations in an earlier blog about KwakWaka'Waku as I find in practice that this tribal name is spelt differently every time we come across it, e.g. today at a museum. The local tribe is the Tlingit, which is pronounced Chlingkit. This needs a few minutes of practice, I find. What I mean is, it is easy to say, but pronouncing the name correctly when reading it requires concentration. But isn't all this mental dexterity what holidays are all about? How ...
... the larger area. They will not be able to be re-released into the wild, but they serve an educational purpose and some may go to a zoo in later life.
I have one more day to work at the park, Tuesday June 30, and then I leave TH July 2 to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Bellingham, WA and on to Minneapolis/St. Paul! I will try to fit in another post or two along the way!
Sitka has been an amazing experience!
... but we could do our own thing if we wanted to & meet up at 1 pm. It was really relaxed and we didn’t feel like we were being herded around. The first place we went to was the Bishop’s Residence. This was the home of the first Russian Orthodox priest in Sitka, Bishop Innocent, built in 1842. He lived upstairs whilst downstairs was used for a school and an orphanage. He was a well-loved & revered priest who related well to the Tinglit & ...
... For a video description of the totems at the park, click here.
While the group waited for a movie about Alaskan natives, Phoebe entertained us with One Republic’s Counting Stars. According to Phoebie’s mom, Phoebe would like to be the next Katy Perry. She’s has a great start!
We returned downtown and strolled the streets searching for coffee. Most stores ...
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