|Mount Edgecumbe from Sitka Harbour|
|Last Mango in Sitka|
|Mother earth totem|
|Raven war helmet from the battle|
centre were great places to visit, and the weather here in Alaska was excellent. With the freezers full of our fish, we rose early to find a fish boat captain from a neighbouring berth washing Last Mango from a soot discharge. Being very apologetic, he kindly handed us a huge Ling Cod as we left - so Lenny the Ling went into the bath tub to await being turned into steaks and fishcakes.
Finally we have reached the Northernmost point of our Pacific voyage this year and it is time to turn and head South. Leaving Sitka we headed out into the Gulf of Alaska, which was having a benign day. Day 1
|Prepare to dive.......|
humpback whales, usually fishing the tide lines, sometimes broaching, flippering or diving.
The spouts are usually the first sign, then they will surface somewhere and breathe for a
few minutes before diving again. Apparently, after
herring and grilse.
Our journey South took us to
peaceful anchorages on
Coronation Island (named for the accession of George III) and to Exchange Cove, Prince of Wales Island. Now back in Ketchikan, we are just stocking up from Walmart before heading South and back to Prince Rupert, BC. We have very much enjoyed our time in Alaska; we will try to organise more time in the event that we can come back for more.