|Mimosas in disguise!|
As usual, it was nice just looking out the window on the ferry at the water, etc. We saw several whales on the way over. After I took a picture or two of the water, Sarah grabbed my camera and took a shot. She actually got the whale in the picture. This was a young whale that kept flipping his tail up and down. Sarah said they do this to build up muscle. Fun to watch! We also saw a porpoise, seals, eagles, ravens, and a brown bear on the beach during the round trip ferry ride (about 5 hours each way).
Once we got to Sitka and checked in to our B&B we played tourist and hit the town and shops. First stop was the Russian Orthodox Church. It was founded in 1837. There were lots of historical information and gold colored icons inside. Very elaborate.
After some shopping and wandering through some of the gift shops we saw some more of the town. We even made Sarah get her picture taken with me and the bear:) Doesn't she look thrilled? We spent some time at "Totem Pole Park" but I'll do a separate blog on it.
|Happy birthday Rosie!|