Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We have enjoyed several days of extraordinary sunny days here in Sitka with nothing to do but to have fun.  We signed up for a jazz cruise to benefit Island Institute, and who was the captain but Rob Sanderson and the gorgeous deckhand, Kai Wallin from PT!  What a great surprise.
The next day we signed up for their eco-tour of surrounding islands, and they pulled out all the stops by ordering every conceivable animal for us to see.  We attended the tiny UU Fellowship meeting, and I had a walk through the most beautiful spot - the Russian cemetery in an old growth forest - which I shall never forget.  We attended two classical concerts in Centennial Hall, and enjoyed the museums, etc. here.

Mama and baby orcas

Mt. Edgecomb

A cormorant party

part of Lazara Island bird sanctuary

Captain Rob

Sitka and background

Sitka Sunset

Kai says hi

John braves ice water to loosen screw

Did you forget about me out here?

OK, what's for dinner?

I miss you, Jan!

Another sunset

A group of sea otters lulling about in the seaweed
Today our transmission arrived so John is installing it now and I am forbidden to take a photo of that!  We will move on to Chatham Straight and hot springs this afternoon.  Love to you all, Carol

1 comment:

  1. Great photos (especially of THAT sunset) of spectacular scenery. Excellent blog, Carol! Looks like Buddy has acclimated. Wishing the crew a safe, enjoyable and trouble free trip back to PT.

    Cheers, Jeff