On Friday morning, Stan and I got up early and caught a flight from Seattle to Juneau Alaska. From there we immediately flew to Sitka. I apologize for some of these pictures. Some were taken from about 30,000 feet in the air. Others were taken from the ground, but through dirty airplane windows and a few were taken through the mist.
|As we approached Juneau, Stan spotted this volcano in the far distance. You can see the steam rising from it.|
|This is one of the first sights that greets you when you land in Juneau.|
The Mendenhal Glacier.
|I really do like taking pictures from the air. This is one of the sights between Juneau and Sitka. You get a far different view of the world from the top :)|
|The harbor in Sitka with Mt. Edgecumbe in the background.|
|Fishing boats in Sitka Sound, with lighthouse in the background.|
|Russian Orthodox Church, built literally in the center of town. The street splits and goes around it.|
|A few steps short of 100 take you up to the site known as Castle Hill. It was at this spot that Russia transferred ownership of Alaska to the US.|
|An amazing beaded bag. I would carry this today if I were so lucky to own one.|
|This basket was made of sea grass.|
|A birch bark canoe.|
|I just found this smoke stack interesting. Do not have any history on it. It was one one of the buildings in the Sheldon Jackson school compound|
|The people on this boat must have just returned to the harbor. They were sorting fish.|
|Another view of the harbor with the lighthouse in the background.|
|The old High School.|
|I did not get the history of this building, but loved the architecture.|
I did not get a picture of the airport, but you landed on an island across a channel from Sitka and then drove across a bridge to reach the city. We were lucky enough to catch a ride with a man whose son picked him up at the airport. They dropped us off on the main street with direction to the "best" breakfast spot in town.
We flew back to Juneau in the evening and spent the night there and walked Juneau on Saturday. Those pictures next.