Travel Blogs from Sitka
Entered Sitka at 6:00 am. After breakfast, we tendered in since there were no cruise ship docks. Very efficient and orderly. I have no complaints with HAL so far. First thing, we hiked to the RaptorCenter, where they nurse injured birds of prey back to health. Then we hiked through the magnificent rain forest and the Sitka Historical Park. Lots of totem , and history. ...
... cloud in the sky, and our Otter's Cove B&B is right on the water, a couple of miles out of town. We've walked the town, visited the Russian Orthodox cathedral, eaten the best clam chowder ever, and are waiting for Mary and Jim to arrive. Glad we opted not to rent a car here, because the taxi experience is culture, history, a tour guide, and entertainment in an old van. Grizzled Sig drove us to town, and then all over on his ...
... that the chief wore in that
battle. It was so chilling to actually
see that piece of history.
The Russians formed a new empire in Sitka and renamed it
“New Archangel.” They developed quite an
elaborate lifestyle and the place soon became known as the “Paris of the
Pacific.” Baranov built a castle for
himself atop the hill where the Russian fort was located ...
... before hunkering down for the four and a half ferry trip.
The weather was nice with some blue skies as we headed south down the end of the Lynn Canal. We soon encountered a big fog bank that took us about three hours to get through and really slowed us down. Last night when we were picking up Leo at the airport the last flight to Sitka from Juneau was cancelled and there were a lot folks we saw at the airport ...
... s terminus. However, this interesting phenomenon will fade away if temperatures continue to climb, since the head of the glacier will no longer have cold enough ambient temperatures to cause snow to precipitate. I have a feeling the polar bears are screwed. I wish I could wiggle my nose like Bewitched and make it better for those guys and all the other species, including my own, that rely on water, frozen or otherwise, to live. I think I will pray, recycle, ...
Other places to stay in Sitka
330 Seward Street, Sitka | 3 star hotelfrom $181
109 Sand Dollar Drive, Sitka | Hotelfrom $105
201 Katlian, Sitka | Hotelfrom $149
118 Lincoln Street, Sitka | 2 star hotelfrom $123
724 Siginaka Way, Sitka | Hotelfrom $65
Box 277, Sitka | Hotelfrom $125