Posts Tagged ‘Sitka’

Mosquito Legend Pole, Sitka National Historical Park, Alaska

Mosquito Legend Pole, Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka, Alaska

“I always think of the Pacific Northwest as giant trees, and rain, and clouds and dampness, like the Native American art from that area.” — Kyle MacLachlan

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 23 – Alaska Raptor Center

Two injured bald eagles, Alaska Raptor Center, Sitka, Alaska

July 21, 2012 Today we toured the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka, Alaska.  The Center takes in injured raptors from across North America for rehabilitation and, where possible, release into the wild. For $12, visitors see a short introductory video, get a peek into the medical room, look through one-way glass windows into their “flight […]

Southeast Alaska Day 22 – Sitka’s Sunset Secret

Fishing wharfs, Sitka, Alaska

July 20, 2012 Hard to believe, but we had our third spectacular sunset in a row in Sitka.  I’m beginning to think that Sitka has been keeping some kind of secret here. Here are a few shots from Sitka’s busy fishing harbor.  In 2009, Sitka ranked 9th world-wide in fishery harvest value selling 107,504,477 pounds […]

Southeast Alaska Day 21 – Sitka

Virgin Mother of God, painting, St Michaels Cathedral, Sitka, Alaska

July 19, 2012 Today we toured through Sitka, Alaska, first visiting the Russian Orthodox St. Michael’s Cathedral located right smack in the middle of Lincoln Street.  It was interesting to learn about Orthdox Christianity, such as its split with what became the Catholic church after the Orthodox rejected the idea of centralizing power with the […]

Southeast Alaska Day 20 – Sitka National Historical Park

Totem pole, Sitka National Historic Park, Sitka, Alaska

July 18, 2012 Motoring along at top speeds just a little over 40 miles per hour, the catamaran Fairweather whisked us from Juneau to Sitka in just over four hours.  This is one of Alaska Marine Highway System’s newest, fastest and most maneuverable car ferry, perfect for navigating the narrow waters of Peril, Neva and […]