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After a 2 hour wait at the ferry terminal, in the rain, we are ready to weave thru islands and mist to the island. Wow. It is charming. You see forested, mountainous islands but mostly not their tops. The high speed ferry takes 4.5 hr. I passed the time journalling and chatting with a fellow biker who works the ferry line. He had helped me get my …
A little rain must fall. It was raining at 4AM but by the time I walked out and up to the Raptor Center, it was just mist. They rescue 100 birds or so each year and out of that 40 are rehabilitated and released. The cages meld into the forest and the residents look pretty content - red tails, swainsons, kestrel, peregrine, great horned and screech …
... tour with us having a drive through the town then onto the Community Centre where the Tijinit put on a stage show singing and dancing. This also included women, older men, teenagers and toddlers and infants. It shows that they love what they do and the community involvement they want to foster.
After the show we continued onto the Sitka jetty where we took our time to look at the jetty and shed where the locals were fixing a drag net for fishing and some photographs ...
... influence of that kind of mob. The year-round population of the whole town is 4500; they population in summer is 9000. 3500 more from ships is a walloping percentage!
Having re-viewed the town in sunlight, we came back to the B&B for a rest and packing. We have a reservation at what the B&B lady (Gertie Gusher) says is the nicest restaurant in town to celebrate our 25th anniversary, which is today.
... seal fur feel coarse. Russians could do one hunting season, sell the furs and set themselves up for a wealthy lifetime. Thankfully conservation laws now mean numbers have recovered and there are 300,000 now in Alaska. [Otters need to have such thick fur because they don’t have any blubber layers to rely on, so undercoat of fur needs to trap air bubbles to keep them well insulated from the cold water, must be pretty efficient given they spend their whole lives at ...
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