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... up until today - we experienced the weather the locals told us about. Rain, wind,sun and then rain again - thank goodness we had our rain jackets.
We went to the Sheldon Jackson Museum which specializes in Inuit heritage. I have never seen such beautiful basket work or beading as they had on display. Amazing....
We heard the Cathedral bells ring so we scampered along to see if we could ...
... 9 or 9:45 boats or to hang out on the island until our noon flight. We had a couple of boats of people on the first run and got dropped off at totem square. From there we walked down Lincoln at various paces getting souvenirs, coffee, etc. That quickly at up a whole hour and really cut into the time to go down to the Totem Trail at the end of the street in the national park entrance. It's a flat easy trail with various totem poles throughout it. But a group ...
... the harbor, I had another one of those moments where I feel so blessed to have such an amazing and unique experience.
Jim eventually got us back to the pier in Sitka and what had started as a 3-hour tour ended up being 4 hours instead. We felt Jim did an excellent job showing us this beautiful area and he worked really hard to locate several different species of wildlife for us.
Back on the ship, we ordered a ...
... where he explained a lot about the local plants, trees and flowers. We then came to Indian Creek, with a high bridge to the other side. He asked us to all be very quiet as we approached. The water was crystal clear! And then, there right below us were two brown bears!!!! BIG BROWN BEARS. How amazing! Glen then explained how they were coming down for fish, as the salmon were just ...
... sunrise in this area is about 4:30am - sunset at 10pm. These day light hours are going to do our heads in.
Sitka was the Old Russian capital of Alaska and the place where the hand over to America was signed, before then it was the home of the Tijinit one of the 'First Nation' people and the creators of the wonderful Totems that you find in these parts.
Our first stop was at the Sitka National Park, to view the Totem Poles, and the views. We ...
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