I was fortunate enough to work in Sitka Alaska this November and enjoyed all the beauties of the Pacific coast of SE Alaska. I stayed in a lighthouse about a mile off shore from the main town. This will show you several highlights of this most beautiful city. This is Mt Edgecombe in the western reaches of Sitka sound.
A Stay in Sitka Alaska
This was my home away from home while I worked on the pets of Sitka. I thought of it as a nice fringe benefit for working there. Except when the motor quit on my way out to the lighthouse and I drifted to shore. Oh well adventure is the source of life. This lighthouse is on Rockwell Island. It has its own cistern for water and complete with hot tub and fresh and salt water shower.
Well yes and no. About 20 years a helicopter took a pile of tires and lit them on the summit and everyone thought it was becoming active. Today we all think how terrible that is but then everyone laughed when they found out. It is currently dormant. But being on the ring of fire only temporary. This is the big boy at sunset over the harbor this summer.
Thank you so much for the tour. The pictures are beautiful and your writing makes it all real.
Wow!! Gorgeous area sofer!! Great pictures too!! You seemed to really capture the spirit of the area.
Another spectacular adventure. Thanks for sharing with us, Sofer.
Sofer, absolutely wonderful pictures. That lighthouse is gorgeous. And, might I add about sleeping on islands, the same can be said of sleeping(and working) on ships at sea. How I miss Alaska!
Hey Sofer! Good to see you are still adventuring! Love the Sitka photos.
Mountain ash tree (bush) here. They are in AK also. I haven't seen them as invasive yet but I don't know if they are native.
I don't think there are many birds feeding on these. Maybe Warblers? I don't know the bird populations of SE AK. I'll have to ask when I get up there next week. The tree is surviving on a saltwater sprayed location of nothing but rock. You wonder.
If trees are so tuff, why is gardening so hard? One of those things that make you say, "Hmmmm". LOL Are you going back and forth often?
There is little light for most plants to thrive. Even on a good summer lots of rain in SE AK. The soil is very acidic and most of the minerals are pretty washed away. Also there is very little soil anywhere. Most of it is peat.
Sounds so different from here. I'd like to visit Alaska some time. I'd love to see the wildlife. Especially the wolves. Do you ever treat any wild animals in your work?