Posts Tagged ‘Petersburg’

Viking Ship Vallhalla, Petersburg, Alaska

Replica of Viking ship Vallhalla at Bojer Wikan Fishermen's Memorial Park, Petersburg, Alaska

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward

Seaplane Hanger, Petersburg, Alaska

Seaplane at dock hanger, Petersburg, Alaska

“What if i fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” — Erin Hanson

On Location: SE Alaska!

Map of route through Inside Passage, British Columbia and Southeast Alaska

Updated August 4, 2012 Follow along on a photo journey through Southeast Alaska via the Alaska Marine Highway System.  Our three week adventure begins in Bellingham, Washington, cruises through the Inside Passage of coastal British Columbia, then continues north with stops in Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Glacier Bay, Juneau, Tracy Arm and Sitka.  See whale, otter, […]

Best Sights and Restaurants of Southeast Alaska

Fishing wharfs, Sitka, Alaska

Here are my favorite sights and restaurants in Southeast Alaska, along with a few tips for getting around when traveling via the Alaska Marine Highway System without a car. Favorite Sights in Southeast Alaska #1  Glacier Bay National Park While Tracy Arm (see #2 below) probably has an edge over Glacier Bay on visually stunning […]

Southeast Alaska Day 12 – More Petersburg

Seaplane and seaplane hanger, Petersburg, Alaska

July 10, 2012 More harbor scene photographs around Petersburg, Alaska.           Continue to Day 13 – Whales in Frederick Sound

Southeast Alaska Day 11 – Petersburg

Viking ship Valhalla, Petersburg, Alaska

July 9, 2012 Another day of rain, light enough in the morning, but heavy enough in the afternoon to discourage wandering from the hotel. Petersburg was first settled a couple thousand years ago as a Tlingit fish camp.  But it earned the name Petersburg and the nickname “Alaska’s Little Norway” when Norwegian Peter Buschmann built […]

Southeast Alaska Day 10 – Mount Dewey and Sailing to Petersburg

Wharf, Petersburg, Alaska

July 8, 2012 “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” — John Muir, naturalist, explorer, writer These are the words that […]