A Sitka Summer Day (June 23, 2015)

June 23, 2015 was a beautiful Sitka summer day.  We walked the docks, went on the Sitka Conservation Society Salmon cruise watching different salmon hunters, including an eagle sitting on a branch that hardly looked like it could hold her.  She dove after a fish that jumped in front of Redoubt Falls and missed.  A gill netter, perhaps had better luck in Deep Inlet.   The boat captain told us that he had not seen many whales the last few weeks.  A few minutes later a mother and calf humpback whale appeared off our starboard, the calf came up right next to the boat.  A third whale also made an appearance.  The mama was lung feeding.  After the cruise we enjoyed a pizza and some port wine on the deck of the Fly Fish Inn watching a sunset tinted by the smoke from the horrible fires up north.

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