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... their summers volunteering here, until it was time for them to close up for the day. When they overheard us discussing our chances of getting a cab to drive back out to retrieve us, they immediately offered to move some boxes and make space for us in their van for the trip back into town. It's honorable work they're all doing, and we'll be following them on FB. Closed out the night with a foggy sunset, then a crackling fire in the fire pit overlooking the ...
... almost 10PM, are leaving us feeling like beached sea lions before it's even completely dark. Some of us have resorted to getting up in the middle of the night to see the magnificent starshow in our backyard. It's so dark away from city lights that the sky is filled horizon to horizon with stars. So beautiful. Last night Jim distinctly heard the the deep blow of a whale but impossible to see anything on the water in this ...
... and cultural objects, including many totem
poles. In 1888, he built a museum made
of cement to display all of these original pieces. It was the first cement building in
The Sitka National Historical Park also protects some
original objects and maintains a Totem Trail.
This two-mile loop trail winds through a temperate rain forest filled
with towering Sitka spruce ...
... is to save these animals, and then place them in lower 48 zoos or other approved
facilities. They currently have 5 bears that will not be released but have been with him since they were cubs. Because of the imprinting by humans they cannot be released into the wild. I admire the dedication and his willingness to fight the man and prejudice to save these bears.
On our way back to town, Ray called asking ...
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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