Happy Mother’s Day all!
So we feel so fortunate – one week later – to be in the skies again. N767MF is on its way for MAF I to Australia. (If anyone happened to catch the invasion of cockatoos last week in Australia- that’s where this Caravan is going – actually it’s a little ways from the birds!). The surprising creatures of Australia never cease to amaze me! We’ve been to Australia on a few different ferry flights – every time we are blown away by the stories of animal encounters – everything tries to kill you is the common motto- from salt water crocodiles who prey on beach goers to snakes that leap out at you while camping to those slow moving seemingly harmless box jellyfish who cause such excruciating pain and death! These birds might be a refreshing change despite the incredible mess they must have left. (Actually I just googled the bird – they are super smart and really destructive).
Any rate – today we are going to Alaska (which as we all know have their own plethora of stories and adventure)
The properties of the water in this lake are very similar to the rejuvenating and buoyant waters of the Dead Sea in Jordan – oh the hidden and surprising gems of Saskatchewan!
The land area of Sitka is 12,461 square miles so is the largest city land-borough in the US.
Sitka was under Russian rule from 1799 to 1867 and was the capital of Russian America. It was initially settled by the Tlingit people thousands of years ago. There were hard fought battles in this time between these peoples in the early 1800’s. In 1867 Alaska was transferred to America and it is here that it was officiated. The seat of government was in Sitka until 1906 when it transferred to Juneau with its gain of population in the Klondike gold rush.
Tomorrow off to Homer for yet more dreaded covid tests to get permission to fly to Japan