Sitka's Eagle Bay Inn
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... represents a wise man from the village and keeps a lookout.
There is one modern pole, carved by a Tlinget artisan still living in Sitka. It was made to honor the many people who fought here in a battle against the Russians in 1804. The Russians drove the Tlinget off their land and proceeded to establish a colony here, based on harvesting sea otters for their fur (100,000 in ten years, by their own account). Eventually the Russians allowed the re-establishment ...
... via Juneau (same plane was going Juneau-Sitka-Ketchikan-Seattle). Got a shuttle to the B&B where the extremely garrulous woman (we have dubbed her "Garrulous Gush" talked non-stop for AN HOUR (I am NOT making this up!) before we ever made it to our room. We immediately left the house to get away from her, and walked into town to get some lunch. Not much open on Sunday.
Quite interesting ...
... of you that attempt to hit that
little round ball, you must play this course. Suffice it to say it is most unique. Literally built on the side of a mountain, we had to have safety instructions on cart operations, told that a bear had been on the 7th fairway 20 minutes earlier, and found one tee box with blind approach to the green with a vertical drop of 500 feet on a 140 par 3 hole. You have to see it
to believe ...
... the Russian Alexander Baranof. Some of the Russian buildings and culture is still present. Sitka was also the site of the transfer of Alaska to the United States from Russia. The old part of town is preserved in buildings, parks and museums. We went on a short hike across the creek running through the historic park that was like all the others, filled with salmon. We visited the ...
... wasn't allowed in this spot. (snagging - throw a big hook in and reel fast thru the thick school of fish and hope that you snag one on the body and can reel it in.) B did land a 5 lb pink salmon that we cleaned and took back to the campsite to cook over the fire. Doesn't get fresher than that!
After lunch we headed back into Sitka and took a tour of 2 National Parks Service sites. The Russian Bishop's House was ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet