Travel Blogs from Sitka
... me, and I told her I wanted to buy the pattern "Salmon Boy" that I had heard was designed by a local Sitka quilter. We'll guess what - that was Lisa Moore, who had stopped by the store to pickup something! She personally signed the pattern, picked out the fabric for the wall hanging, and posed for a picture! My lucky day!! We went for dinner - and decided on Alaskan Mexican food, where they specialize in PIZZA! We stopped by the grocery store for three items: loaf ...
... and graves of drowned mariners. Fortunately weather was good, no wind, and we survived.
After an 8 hour trip we arrived in sunny Sitka and anchored is Jamestown Bay for one night and then moved to the city docks amid Sitka's large fishing fleet and visiting yachts, including several large American ones.
The Alaska fishing industry seems to be very robust, profitable and better managed ...
... closing around 5, and the last of them seem to close at 6. For a town where cruise ships stop, they don’t seem to have made a big effort to gather in the tourist dollars!
Nevertheless: with the Russian and the Native American influence, it’s quite an interesting place, and tomorrow we’re supposed to have sunshine, so we’ll see what it looks like then. We may even get a look at the surrounding mountains, which, up to now, have been shrouded in ...
... really delicious meals from the Grand Dining Room by phone and having them delivered to our room. We sit and watch the spectacular scenery go by and then we watch a DVD. It's working out fine, and this time I see that it's okay, that it works for us.
In the restaurants, we meet pleasant, affable people who are conservative,even a Berkeley student from my era, who self-identified as ...
Ann's B&B breaky of fruit, juice, tea, eggs benedict & chips was a great start to the day, with small volume of scraps shredded & composted to avoid any problems with bears raiding the garbage cans. Bear rugs and wall-hangings dominated a bit, in spite of Ann running her own commercial fishing boat in the past, but her whole home was a cosy museum, including being an art gallery of paintings and old photographs. Typical home I’m guessing of ...
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