Thursday, January 27, 2011


This was the only stop where we had to be tendered to shore.  The harbor is not deep enough for the cruise ships to dock.
Boat we came ashore in,

Our cruise ship sitting out in the harbor.

Street downtown Sitka.

Part of an old Russian fort to protect the harbor.

I have no idea... but it's pretty.

Another pretty flower

One more....

A little island out in  the harbor.

Flowers were everywhere....these a just a few of the ones we saw.

A Russian church.


Ginny said...

What a wondeful variety of pictures!! I love that church right downtown, the red and white flower appears to be some sort of tulip, and the blue flower is just heavenly. I clicked on the mountain with the little island in front, that is really better seeing it bigger. The mountain top is so pretty, and some of those little houses at the edge of the island look like they are on stilts, I guess people really live there? There must be a lot of russian immingrants there.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous pictures.I love all the beautiful flowers.

George said...

Another beautiful place. Thanks for taking us with you there. I think your first flower is an old variety tulip -- sometimes called Rembrandt Tulips.

Carletta said...

Love the Russian fort!
I don't know what they red and white flower is but it's gorgeous. It reminds me of a tulip and nobody knows flowers like George so I'll bet it is.

Rose said...

Well, Neal, it don't pop up in the little pop up window, not the one that is small and over top of the blog...but it is not embedded below the post like I thought. I don't know if i was remembering wrong or if this is how it was...and maybe I got it confused with another blog.

Now going to go try in IE and see what it does.

Rose said...

I forgot to say that I love the Russian influence seen here...and I went to IE and still did not get the little pop up window...neither one does have word verification and I am just positive that it did before. Cause I meant to ask if you had been having a lot of trouble with spam.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sitka looks like a fabulous little town. Are most of the people who live there in the fishing business??? I'm sure they love having tourists also...

That fort is interesting --and so is that church.

Thanks for sharing. Love the flowers, especially that first Tulip.