Travel Blogs from Sitka
... 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 that a precious icon was bolted to. The icons were stunning, many with silver work on them. The current bishop explained some of the history of the cathedral as well as ...
... of the smaller island villages. Originally these canoes could hold up to 20 Natives.
I went to the half hour Na Kahidi Dancers program on one of my days off- Such beautiful capes and attire- ( I was counseled that are NOT costumes since these are Native attire to indicate the clan they belong to) Wonderful dances from the SE Alaskan area!
My Kayaking trip was great fun- got to see a sea lion come ...
... I caught our boat's first fish: a small halibut that we had to throw back. For the keeper fish, we had a total of 1 king salmon and 1 halibut for me, 1 halibut for Myron, 1 halibut for Richie. A few small ones had to be thrown back. Richie caught 2 additional (salmon & halibut) but were eaten by a sea lion just when he was about to pull them aboard. we packed up around 12:45 and were ashore by 1:30. The other boat had hit a ...
We spent the morning sailing across Glacier Bay. It was very cold, our hands and feet were freezing. The glaciers were very impressive! We took a lot of pictures from our balcony and spent about 30 minutes close to one of the biggest glaciers listening to the thundering sounds of the ice crackling. Tonight we are sailing on the pacific to reach Ketchikan by the morning. The sea is a little rough. Hopefully we'll be back into the inside passage ...
... whole Chicago crew caught a shuttle to our hotel. We stayed close to the airport for our early AM departure and walked across the street for dinner at Dave's Diner which was comically bad. After that off to get ready for bed and our travels home. So I'm wrapping this up on our the to Chicago the next morning. The week has gone by way too fast. Our group of 26 all feeling like we just had such a special experience with wonderful people... We'll miss you Talon ...
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 $200