When you visit Sitka, you MUST NOT miss the chance to watch the New Archangel Dancers perform! Even with the disclaimer that they are in no way Russian, these ladies have been dedicated to preserving Sitka’s Russian heritage. They have been at it for 40 years and counting, continuing to delight the countless visitors that come by sea, land or air. What started off as an idea between friends has blossomed into a full production, as they lovingly and painstakingly researched the music, choreography and made costumes by hand to be as authentic as it can be. A true testament to passion and commitment coming into fruition 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Encore to the New Archangel Dancers!
Sitka, AK. If you go on an Alaskan adventure and end up in Sitka, please do yourself a favor and book a @sitkazodiac
Tour. Incredibly genuine folks, and really gets you away from the touristy stuff. And you get to drive a badass Zodiac!Instantly connected with the vibe here, and have all intentions of returning for a longer stay.
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Fun facts about glaciers:
● Roughly around 10% of the Earth is covered by glaciers. One-third of the Earth’s surface was covered by glaciers during the last Ice Age.
● Storing an estimated 75% of the world’s supply, glacier ice is the biggest reservoir of fresh water on the planet.
● The Antarctic ice sheet has been around for over 40 million years. It could raise sea levels to 210 feet worldwide if it were to melt, according to the U.S. Geological Service.
● A single glacier ice crystal may develop to be as big as a baseball.
● Alaska has an estimate of more than 100,000 glaciers, most of which are unnamed.
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Day Six Alaska Life (? I'm losing count...)
Hiking plans A & B were a bust. Plan C was go back home and nap, lunch and a bottle of wine over looking the river, which worked out just fine. We wrapped up the evening with a delicious dinner at Wildflower Cafe, felt an earthquake rumble through and capped it all of again at the good old Fairview.
Side note and pro tip: Navigating trails and dino mosquitos is a little different here. Sometimes you just gotta roll with it. And lesson learned: don't sorry deet on your face or your lips go numb. 🤣🦟👎🏻