Sitka, Alaska —an opportunity to witness one of my bucket list items, i.e., to watch Abbe catch big fish, and she did.
Mostly a fishing town, Sitka’s history is entwined with the St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral as well as the native people of the Tlingit tribe.
We passed three days fishing (salmon, halibut, and bottom fish/cod), shrimping and crabbing and then sightseeing around the town. We were fortunate to have met a Sitka local while travelling to South America in 2013. Michael Reif, the guide and boat owner for sport fishing, treated us to an unforgettable experience aboard his boat, the Sea Roamer. Our adventures took us through inland waters and into the open ocean.
East of town, near the end of the road, we discovered a place where several local Brown bears inhabit. (I call them grizzles but they are officially known as Brown). I’ve included some photographs of a cemetery that appears abandoned but is simply old and overgrown. The ground is wet (a bog), and new graves are present.