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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 …
... are no buses here.
Some people may ask why we went to Sitka? We heard of the town from the movie the proposal, however, that movie was not filmed here. It was filmed in Massachusetts with fake mountains digital put in the background to make it look like Alaska. We knew this, but still wanted to come here.
The hotel we stayed at was pretty basic and not very nice. Our first stop was lunch at the only ...
... Birds of the day were probably the Saw-Whet Owl (possibly the cutest creature on earth) and the Great Gray Owl, at the other end of the size spectrum.
We saw a good number of Bald Eagles while we were walking along the Totem trail—and we heard a good many more. There were also eagles out on a sandbar in the middle of the salmon stream, taking advantage of easy lunch. I posted photos of the eagles, and also of the salmon, who, despite the drought, ...
... he pointed out is that, like many places, there is nothing here for young people, and they leave in droves. His three children are spread out over the lower 48 with his 9 grandchildren. He says they are all doing really well, which they would not be doing here.
Tomorrow we will go explore the place--there are many trails and lots of native and Russian influence. And a national park site, of course!
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