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Today's our sea kayaking adventure. We're approaching this with varying degrees of enthusiasm and apprehension, and a universal lack of experience in any kind of kayaks. What are the odds of "tumping" over into icy water? Or worse, finding ourselves on the humpback of a whale? Or more realistically, requiring the assistance of a Hoyer lift to extricate us from our boat?? We've recruited new friends Vicki and Matt from our B&B to join us, and we all ...
... to explain the Russian/Indian history and point out the places we should visit. His younger compadre Chris drove us home again, with her rock-and roll blaring, and we picked up and/or deposited 4 more people and a dog before we got here.. It's Zac the rock guitarist's 35th birthday, and Jim the fisherman, who thinks today is totally too hot, is catching the ferry to get to a funeral in the next town. Three hours; four new ...
Twenty years after the 1804 battle, Tlingits started to
return to Sitka and trade soon developed between the two cultures. It was an uneasy peace. Russian blockhouses and stockade fences separated
both groups. The Russian Orthodox Church
and Bishop Innocent in particular helped to bridge the huge gap of
mistrust. Cultural blending eventually took
Overhunting of the ...
... ferry. Tony and I napped for a while in the fog. Leo watched some movies. When we turned and started up the Perl Strait the fog broke and we had beautiful blue skies contrasting against the rich green mountains on Baranof Island. The Fairweather finally hit fair-weather and we picked up speed until we came to the very narrow waterways leading into Sitka.
Once off the boat we headed to the Starrigavan ...
... and lush places, Sitka proudly beckons. For the seekers of treasures, natural, cultural and historical, Sitka is that treasure island." I must agree. By the way, my raincoat came in especially handy in Sitka too. Good thing I look so good in blue. hee-hee. Everybody in Alaska is very friendly and in Sitka they take extra care to welcome you to their home. While we were scouting a place to spend the night we dropped off our backpacks at the Sitka Fire ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Rockwell Lighthouse Sitka
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
201 Cascade Creek Road, Sitka | Hotelfrom $80