Westmark Sitka Hotel
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... to be done in either high tide or low tide so that the rushing in or out of the water makes it easier for the rudders to steer the ship in or out of port, and that is why will be docking in Sitka for three hours. There is also a passage called the Peril Straights which got its name from people who died while eating paralytic shellfish. I went back up to the top deck mid owning and there were a couple of lounge chairs ...
... two boats go do freshwater. Again a bit if a ride to get out there. We went near the mouth of a stream which was also near the crab pots. Got as close as we could during low tied and then waded out to shallow barnacled ground while the crew if the two boats set up our rods and got the boats anchored. As people got their rods they started going out and fishing right in there, all catch and release pink salmon that swim up stream to lay their eggs before the end of their life ...
We all awoke around 8am after a short 7 hours of sleep. The rocking of the ship was irregular suggesting not big swells, but a ship turning back and forth. Sure enough when we opened the curtains the shore was less than 100 yards away. The captain had been turning the ship back and forth through the night as he navigated the narrow channel.
Despite our short night, we probably slept better than those who were camping on the back deck or sleeping on pads in the solarium. After ...
... we quickly went inside, trying to get back to sleep. Well, we slept until almost 11. We were very slow getting up, showered and dressed. We finally left about 2, to head into town. First task was to get Miss Patt's medicine, which they ended up not having in stock; but the pharmacist was very nice, and called a doctor, and he told her what to substitute for the equivalent. Well, while she was dealing with the pharmacy, I wondered into Sitka Furs, the supplier ...
... Chris' taxi van for the trip into town to find the big blue bus in the harbor. Good-looking Conner is reassuring as he zips us into life jackets and shows us how to get into the suspendered kayak skirts. We sign releases, get some paddling instructions, then have a go at getting into and out of our double sea kayaks while they are on dry land. Then we walk down the ramp to the water's edge, climb in, fasten down our skirts, and we're pushed off into ...