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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One of the Most Special Places on Earth

On Face Book I follow the Sitka Convention and Visitor Centre and lately they have been highlighting a series of amazing photos which I just had to share here.

Is this not one of the most special places on earth?

I just can not wait to go and visit again (oh and seeing the family is an added bonus!!)


In March and April pods of Humpback whales swim past where we were staying last Sept.  WOW.
Photo copyright Sharon A McIndoo

Northern Lights Photo copyright Keith Fredrickson

More Northern Lights - Photo copyright Tim Shobe : Shobe Studios

More Northern Lights over Sitka town - Photo copyright Nunatak Design

A bit of whale tail slapping in with Mt Edgecumbe in the background


And even more Northern Lights - Photo copyright Nunatak Design


Stunning is the only word for this photo - copyright Shobe Studios

Sea Kayaking with a whale in foreground and Mt Edgecumbe in the distance.  How amazing would this be? Photo copyright James Poulsen

Humpback whale - Photo copyright Foggy Lens Photography

Sunset - Photo copyright Foggy Lens Photography

Sunset photo posted by Raven Radio (not sure of who the photographer was)

Thanks for popping by, I've got Sitka on my mind xxxx

12 comments:

  1. There is also a huge colony of seals on the left hand side of the kayaking photo.

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    1. Thanks for that Beef, I forgot to mention that. Still trying to get Dad interested in sea kayaking next time we come over. xxxx

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  2. What an absolutely sublime place. Thank you. I am drooling (and yearning) into my keyboard as I go back and forth between the photos.

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    1. Isn't it just EC. I so wish you could visit there one day, while not as grand as Antarctica, it is never the less, just beautiful. Thanks for popping by xxxx

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  3. And now I have Sitka on my mind too. What a stunning place! If I ever win the lottery I'll be sure to go there.

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    1. Oh River, it truly is just beautiful. Every day or so the Sitka Convention and Visitor Centre site pops new photos up on their FB page, and each and every time I just wish I could go there right now. Thanks for popping by xxxx

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  4. Thank you for sharing such fabulous photos with us. Those northern lights are amazing. I once saw our southern lights (Aurora Australis) but doubt they are quite as spectacular as those in the northern hemisphere. There is so much beauty in this world of ours and you've certainly found plenty of it in Sitka.

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    1. We are thinking we have to visit in March April one year to see the whales closer to shore and hopefully those gorgeous northern lights, although there is no guarantee. This year seems to have been a very special one. Thanks for popping by xxxx

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    1. Oh it is Delores, and just announced as the best place to live in all of Alaska. Not a bad choice I think. Thanks for popping by xxxxx

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  6. This would be a dream for me to visit - those whales!!

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    1. Hi Vicki, the whales seem to be there to some extent all year round, although in different part of the waters around Sitka. We did a whale cruise and saw so many it was amazing. Thanks for popping by xxxx

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