Monday was a nice nice for a cruise as a weather front moved in. We went out with the Sitka Conservation Society for their salmon cruise. We went to Redoubt Falls to watch the salmon jump the falls into the lake and took a ranger on board for a lecture but the salmon were the least of our joys. We saw sea stars, which last … Continue reading Monday Evening Cruise
It was like stepping off the boat into a salad. That’s what it was like at Point Brown when Allen Marine dropped a group from the Sitka Conservation Society on the east side of Kruzof Island. Sunday morning saw the lowest tide of the year, minus 3.21 feet. Around the time of summer solstice the Earth is closest to the Sun. When the new moon … Continue reading Stepping into a Salad, Low tide at Point Brown.
Sitka has no highway connection anywhere. We have a 14 mile road system on an island the size of Delaware. We are not on the inside passage so a lot of ferries do not stop. When a ferry does stop it is 9 hours to Juneau or Petersburg. We are remote. Friends often ask “When are you coming back to civilization,” even other Alaskans living … Continue reading A Day in June, Sitka, Alaska
This is the second tranche of Earth Day, 2017 pics. The event is sponsored by the Sitka Conservation Society and the Sitka Sound Science Center. To look at the first tranche and read my commentary, please click here. Continue reading Earth Day, 2017, in Support of Science and Critters.
April 22 is Earth Day. In Sitka we celebrated early with our 16th annual parade of species sponsored by the Sitka Sound Science Center and the Sitka Conservation Society. I really love this event. People dress up as their favorite species, plant, animal or mythical (in the case of mermaids, this is a seafaring community after all.) Each species is invited to talk about itself, … Continue reading Earth Day 2017
It’s Sitka’s annual “Parade of Species” so it must be Earth Day. Sponsored by the Sitka Conservation Society with help from Old Harbor Books, the Sitka Sound Science Center and the National Park Service kids (and adults) dress as their favorite species. Gathering at Totem Square a giant mosquito interviews each of them, organizing them by land, sea and air, asking what species they are. … Continue reading Earth Day 2016, the Parade of Species
On July 5 we took the Sitka Conservation Society cruise to Frosty Reef. A very low tide happened at a convenient time (10 AM) on a Sunday so the Society took us out to look at the reef to see things that normally would be covered by water. The day was beautiful and we enjoyed both the scenery and the creatures in the zone. One … Continue reading Frosty Reef
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 … Continue reading A Sitka Summer Day (June 23, 2015)