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... she had overslept by 5 hours, and neither she nor her boyfriend woke up. They are probably in their late teens or early twenties. They must not have had a car, because someone might have noticed that it was in the way of getting other vehicles off. We don't arrive in Sitka for at least another six hours. I went back to bed for a while and then got up just in time to see us pass another marine highway ferry going the ...
... was a zoo- it is tiny with one gate and our flight was full of fishers with their boxes. Eventually we all got checked in and on the flight, which Lucy was thankfully in a happy mood for the start before a nap and then cranky at the end until she got in grandpa's lap. We all said our goodbyes to our big group as everyone else was off to catch connecting flights. We then got our bags and Dave got our fish in Seattle airport's frozen storage for the night ...
... happy to have another group of kids to spur their children on.
At the mining site Tom helped the family dig out large boulders from the river banks while Tyler shoveled dirt into a bucket. The father had brought a small sluice box which he expertly set up in the river regulating the water flow to separate the dirt from the gold. Upstream, Evie and the girl panned for gold while Sue and the mom talked about education.
... fishing, canning fish, University of Alaska South Campus, Alaska police training academy, numerous government offices, air national guard offices, and of course, tourism. Prior to WWII, there were only about 3000 people, but with the war raging on, there was a naval base and army post here ; the population grew to 13,000. There are now about 9000 people since both bases are now closed. ...
Denny and I said our good-byes to Juneau and boarded the
fast ferry for Sitka. The Fairweather travels about 35 knots an
hour as opposed to the other Alaska ferries we have been on that travel between
12 and 18 knots. This baby can
move. It delivered us to Sitka in just four
and a half hours.
Charles Wohlforth, a lifelong Alaskan living in Anchorage,
wrote the travel book for ...