Baranof Island Bed and Breakfast
Travel Blogs from Sitka
... into a group with a guide—cruise ship in town today.
The salmon were jumping, and in one spot that we passed on the way back to the bus stop at the ferry terminal (about half a mile from the park—why would you run a bus all the way out there, and stop a half-mile from the end of the road??), the salmon were jumping like crazy. I took video. It’s insane. You’ll want to see it. Still trying to keep in mind ...
... again, and tomorrow we're at sea.
An odd coincidence: A fellow passenger on the hike heard that we were from Berkeley and asked if we knew of his late uncle, who was a landscape architecture professor at UC. Turns out the wife of this professor is Peg, in my quilt mini-group. The fellow passenger is her nephew, traveling with his mother and father, who is Peg's older brother. (Fellow No Problems will be astounded by this, probably won't matter to anyone else.)
... provided the rest. A regret was not having time to join the guided walking tour including reputedly great talk by Russian Orthodox priest who embraced Alaskan Indian cultural beliefs.
Sitka had a lovely welcoming feel to it everywhere we went from the phone store to the pub, people were friendly and welcoming. Maybe this reflected the weather, as temperatures were extremely hot (relatively speaking) with temps in the 80s F (average summer day temp 55 ...
As we were leaving Sitka, Art summed it up as a "wash", literally - we did laundry and it rained everyday. Sitka sound is strikingly beautiful with small islands and huge mountains but we only got it in bits and pieces. We spent most of our time hiking because the Sitka spruce and hemlock trees act ...
... worth - with profits of at least half that!
Kennicott is now included in the vast Wrangell-St Elias NP and Preserve - 13 million acres of protected lands and the biggest park in the USA - about six times the size of any national park we have in Australia. Check out: www.nps.gov/wrst/historyculture/kenneco tt.htm
We camped on the edge of the Kennicott River (again fed by a glacier of the same name) and here at The Base Camp, you don't get much for your ...
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