Sunday, July 16, 2017

Report #12 Sitka, Alaska July 14, 2017 Friday Chance of rain & 59 degrees Part #2 Of 3 62 Pictures

More pictures from Sitka…..

 

 

Low tide

 

Map of the town & surrounding area

 

National Park – ranger-led tours every 30 minutes

 

Visitor center

 

One of many totem poles

 

Eighteen totem poles are displayed here

 

Every carving tells a story

 

Most are restored

 

Originals dated back to 1904

 

Scattered totems throughout the 113 acres

 

A study in size

 

A trail marker

 

Native conifers

 

Manicured trail

 

Restored elsewhere

 

Tidal pools

 

Very tall trees

 

Major airport in Sitka

 

Forest fauna

 

Tidal pools could contain sea stars, limpets, and barnacles

 

Smaller totem

 

Belonging to a clan

 

Quite tall

 

Last over 100 years

 

Adult eagle

 

O'Connell Bridge to the airport

 

Young bald eagle

 

Seabourn Sojourn – a luxury ride

 

Cabins

 

Story of the sea otter

 

Ferns of the forest floor

 

Fort site of the battle in 1804 – a sacred area of the Native community

 

Three eagles perched in these treetops

 

Indian River

 

Perfect spot for eagle-watching

 

Fog-covered mountain top

 

River banks

 

Perfect place for bears during the salmon run

 

The sign covers all of the wildlife in this area

 

There is an eagle there, honestly

 

Yes, a young one

 

Dense shade in the forest

 

Always damp and wet

 

River mouth

 

Will be full of pink salmon in August

 

Green banks of the river

 

Good place for the bears to hide

 

Typical grave marker

 

Colorful when restored

 

Raven got a bonus fish

 

They will eat anything

 

Too big to swallow

 

Downtown Sitka

 

A good restaurant upstairs

 

One of the main streets

 

St. Michael's Cathedral  - Russian Orthodox

 

Rebuilt in 1966

 

Colorful hanging basket

 

Summer annuals

 

Like the cooler weather

 

Not a bug in sight

 

 

 

 


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