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Our host at the b&b, Sylvia, kindly took us about this morning - from one end of Sitka's roads to the other. We saw so much of interest but the most amazing was 'Fortress of the Bear". Here we saw 6 brown bears, and a couple of Black Bears. The fortress was set up to care for orphan cubs but there was nothing cub like about their size. We were lucky to see them as they were about to go into hibernation. ...
... 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 ...
Jim told us to be on the lookout for whales and before long, Scott spotted one up ahead and Jim did his best to guess where the whale was headed so we could get a littler better view of him. We watched the whale for a bit before moving on to some mother sea otters with their babies. We then went looking for the larger male sea otters and eventually found them floating along together like a large raft.
Next we ...
... quick pleasant ride; there are no births on this one, and only a snack bar. We drove right to our new campground, Spruce Meadow, where we were greeted by owner Corrina. We had a lovely space under the trees. After everything was all hooked up, we went to a nearby restaurant, The Broiler, for a very nice dinner. We stopped at Mendenhall Glacier on our way back. Had to have an early night since we are due on our glacier tour boat at ...
... out and there was no more economic benefit to the Russians. The Czar at the time had just lost the Crimean War and was in huge debt so he sold Alaska to the U.S. for 19 cents an acre. At the time Secretary of State Seward was heavily criticized for spending so much taxpayer money and the purchase was referred to as “Seward’s Folly”. Probably one of the best real estate investments ever!
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
118 Lincoln Street, Sitka | 2 star hotelfrom $123
724 Siginaka Way, Sitka | Hotelfrom $65
Box 277, Sitka | Hotelfrom $125