Travel Blogs from Sitka
... confession. It was quite an experience. David found some informative sheets at the back of the church, comparing and contrasting Orthodox, Protestant and Catholic practice that made for stimulating lunch conversation - we needed substantial brunch after that (de rigeur here it seems and much more lively and well attended than the cathedral). Incidentally my brunch was king salmon, supposed to be the ...
... fishermen - an attractive town, with fishing (& tourism) as it's mainstay. And a campground with beautiful sites set amongst moss-covered tress, right on the water's edge - free!! At Blind River Rapids we saw thousands of huge king salmon struggling to swim upstream - watched briefly by a bear, until he was spooked off by a fisherman. The salmon took no notice of the fishermen standing among them, they had other things on their minds!
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We walked in the beautiful sunshine back down to the cathedral which is a reproduction as the original one burnt down in 1966. When it was noticed that it was on fire (started in a nearby store) the townspeople saved most of the icons by making human chains to pass them out the doors & windows, even while the building was on fire. This included the 300 lb chandelier which took 5 men to support and a whole panel they removed to which a ...
... The Coho people were drying sockeye salmon and the red color of the fish attracted a giant octopus. the octopus attacked the people and wiped out the village. One of the Coho people, a man called sleeping Man, was away hunting with his slave at the time. When he returned to the village and saw the destruction, he was very distressed. He vowed he would try to attract the octopus again so that he could get revenge. After a great deal ...
... audio). I was nearly moved to tears. I can’t describe how it felt to be so close to the whales and see and hear the whole event. The whales fed in front of the boat a few times, then swam under the boat on both sides right toward the stern. Everyone ran toward the stern. Dave said the kitchen staff was startled by the whales appearing right next to the windows. Only a small number of humpbacks ...
Other places to stay in Sitka
330 Seward Street, Sitka | 3 star hotelfrom $188
109 Sand Dollar Drive, Sitka | Hotelfrom $105
201 Katlian, Sitka | Hotelfrom $171
724 Siginaka Way, Sitka | Hotelfrom $65
118 Lincoln Street, Sitka | 2 star hotelfrom $123
Box 277, Sitka | Hotelfrom $125