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... in better light, 25 people got off. These are little buses-this was like a clown car. I don’t know where they had them all!
Turns out this was a small ship day; this line, Columbia, sends a ship with anywhere from 300 to 1000 people. On Friday, there will be two ships in—one over 1000 people and one gigundo cruise line ship with 2500 people. I think I’m just as glad that we don’t have to see the town ...
... we have been using throughout our
trip. His opening sentence in his
section on Sitka is this:
"If I could visit only one Alaska town, it would probably be
That’s why we came.
The town of Sitka (or Sheet’ka in Tlingit) has beautifully
preserved its Russian history, that country’s conflict with the Natives, the
uneasy peace and the eventual blending of ...
... word "Sheet a ka". It has been called the prettiest city in the world with its snow capped mountain peaks, beautiful blue calm water with dozens of small islands just off shore. It is a particularly beautiful place.
We were finally able to kayak as the weather became warmer and the sun shined. As you can see in the photos below there are many small islands near shore to ...
... numerous small islands, rock stacks and narrow passages, including Krouzof Island, dominated by Mt Edgecomb, a reminder of still frequent earthquakes (latest scare being in January) given the proximity to a couple of fault lines.
Two hours of fantastic close-up observations of Bald Eagles (incl one sitting in a huge nest) and assorted other sea birds (eg marbled murralets, glaucous winged gulls –sea gulls!), harbour porpoises, sea otters (one raft ...
We had a few days to spare so we left the vehicles in Skagway and took a ferry, first to Juneau and then onto Sitka.
Juneau is the current capital of Alaska, even though it is not connected to any other place by road. They tried to change the capital back in 1976 to some place near Anchorage but 'litigation' has stymied that! It all seems a bit crazy having a capital so far divorced from the rest of the country and where the oil, mining, fishing, ...
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