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Welcome to Sitka our first stop on our cruise and its ever impressive landscape and beautiful scenery and so after 2 days of sailing we docked very early in the morning and disembarked the ship headed for a tour of Sitka. Helen was very eager to start the day when the alarm Stuart set went off at 5am, 1 and a half hours too early. It wasn't realised until after the shower getting dressed and getting stuff ready for that day's outing. Helen didn't question the time as it was ...
... be in a hurry in a restaurant in Alaska. They seem to be chronically understaffed, and if there is any kind of rush, they implode under the pressure. But this was bad even for the norm. The food, however, was excellent—good call there by the bus driver.
After lunch, we retraced our steps from yesterday a bit to retake pictures in the sun. I hiked up Castle Hill, which I did not do yesterday (Tim did), and was glad I did, ...
... interested in insect/plant relationships.
The hike lasted 3-1/2 hours--off the ship, on a trail that was well-maintained, with beautiful scenery in every direction. Much more real than floating around on a ship, nice as it is.
After that, we took a shuttle into Sitka, rushed around to get a sense of the place, found most of the shops closed by 6 pm, despite two cruise ships in town, and shuttled back to the ship. By 8:30, the ship ...
... on-board cultural interpretive guide, as well as naturalist. Lee was a remarkable story teller (reminds me of a young Noel Nannup), obviously loved his work and was passionate about sharing his culture – continuing age-old oral traditions… demonstrated when one passenger asked whether the crew could draw the ship’s route on a map each day… in response Lee told a lovely descriptive story about an orca breaching in front of a caving glacier, with ...
... 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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