Sitka was once the capital of the Imperial Russian Empire in Alaska. Now it is a sleepy little town with a population of less than 9,000 inhabitants. When Russia sold Alaska to the U.S in what turned out to be one of the best real estate deals in history the Russian population left, but enough of their history lives on to make this a fascinating place to visit. Yet another town which is unconnected by road to the mainland of Alaska, Sitka suffers less from cruise ship overload with the ships calling in less frequently than other south-eastern Alaskan ports.
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|Salmon Berries grew wild outside our accommodation. They were sweet and delicious.|
|Sitka is fantastic for seeing Bald Eagles.|
|This eagle sat in a tree outside our B&B every morning.|
|If you visit Sitka, don't miss the totem poles in the National Historical Park.|
|The Russian Bishop's House|
|Inside the Russian Bishop's House|
|Brown bear at The Fortress of the Bear - The Brown Bears around Sitka are larger than both Black Bears and Grizzlies, although Grizzlies are a type of Brown Bear.|