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... and thirteen Lord have mercy at one point) incarnation, incense, much opening and closing of the gold-plated doors to the Holy of Holies and a substantial sermon seemed to fill the two hours twenty minutes of the service. Very little congregational participation (no hymns for example) and when David and I stood up to take the Eucharist we were firmly told no, it seemed as we had not taken part in ...
... in the maritime SE we're told, it hovers around freezing point in winter.
Sitka is historically significant, settled initially by Tlingit Indians, then by the Russians for about 60 years until they sold it to the United States for a pittance in 1867. There is still some Russian influence here such as a Russian Orthodox church with onion dome.
Our previous port was Petersburg, which has a Norwegian influence, being first settled ...
... Missionary who collected many artifacts, many which are in the Smithsonian but others remain here. There was such a range from many of the different native groups in the area and all so clearly arranged & labelled. There were wooden bowls where the wood is first steamed to make it pliable and then bent into the required shape; weapons; clothes made from different hides; containers made from reeds, animal skins, animal stomachs, even salmon skin; totems; canoes; ...
... or clans, legend poles depict legends, and memorial/mortuary poles commemorate an important person. Often the cremated remains of that person are in a box behind the pole. Poles were commissioned to be made to celebrate an event and carvers were trained, respected artisans of the village. Each clan had their own animal; frog, salmon, wolf, bear, under the two main groups of eagle and raven.
The Sleeping Man ...
... guide the Regatta to dock at 2:00PM. We gathered in the lounge to begin our shore excursions. Blue skies and a 70 degree temperature greeted us in Sitka. It was the warmest day of their summer so far. We took the Tongass Rainforest Nature Hike which allowed us to see 4 different ecosystems - forest, marine, estuary, and muskeg. The pink salmon were just gathering in the bay in preparation for their spawning trip up the rivers and ...
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