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.
I often wonder if people in the Southern Hemisphere view Easter differently than we north of the line. Easter is so tied into rebirth, renewal and resurrection. It comes naturally in the springtime. If the days were getting shorter, leaves falling and flowers wilting I am not sure how I would view Easter, perhaps as the promise of resurrection at some time in the future. … Continue reading Resurrection in the Food Web
Saturday we took an Allen Marine Tour from Crescent Harbor. They are offered every Saturday for folks not on a cruise ship. We went to St. Lazaria with Captain Steve Campbell. On the way to and from St. Lazaria Steve found us several whales feeding, they were all around us. The sun hit some of them so we had whalebows. The spout refracted the light, separating the … Continue reading Surrounded by Acres of Whales
The Earlier Post was from the whale watch on the Esther G. These pics are from Sitka Sound taken both from the Esther G, our deck and Silver Bay. Continue reading December 28, 2014, Sitka catches a break.
On Sunday we went out on a whale watch with Davey Lubin on the Esther G Sea Taxi. For more pictures from the Esther G and other places around Sitka Sound, Click here. Continue reading Winter Whale Watch, Dec 28, 2014
St. Lazaria is a volcanic island off of Cape Edgecumbe. Mt. Edgecumbe forms the backdrop for this island. Some historians day the island is the top of Edgecumbe when it exploded several thousand years ago. The island is now a National Wildlife Refuge for sea birds. We can go out on a boat but are not allowed to set foot on the island. Continue reading St Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge, Sitka, Alaska, August 1997