Day Sixty

Petersburg, AK to Petersburg, AK
July 24th, 2009

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Getting to better know Petersburg
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Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
The Bus Playlist
Two miles on foot
Cloudy and rainy
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
Fish, Cauliflower Anemone
JoAnn's house in Petersburg, AK
Sitka, AK

Daily Didactic
Morning started in rainy Petersburg at a thankfully relaxed hour. We visited with our gracious host and buddy JoAnn and had a late breakfast. The weather wasn't really conducive to outdoor activities, other than the couple block walk downtown for a tour and and some errands. In the early afternoon we headed out to do just that.

Petersburg is a really beautiful little town, with a boat harbor full of working fish boats and a strong Norwegian influence. Downtown main street, which is actually Nordic Drive, is a half dozen commercial blocks long with everything you'd need. We stopped in shops, galleries, and visited the harbor. It was a great walking tour and we were left convinced that should we ever move to a Southeast Alaskan town, Petersburg would do nicely. We stopped at Coastal at the end of the afternoon and picked up a couple of extraordinarily fresh dungeness crabs for dinner.

The only thing that makes us happier than crab dinner at this point in the road trip is the prospect of watching "moving pictures" of some sort. Fortunately the local middle school also moonlights as the local movie theater and was playing the movie Hangover. We headed with bellies full of seafood for this excitement around 7:00 and a couple of hours later headed back to JoAnn's, Brian very amused and the girls moderately amused.

It was a really wonderful day.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

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Morning, upstairs in our awesome Petersburg digs Cool sidewalk art, one of many
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Murals and... ...more murals
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JoAnn's kids did these as a community project Rosemaling, Norwegian decorative painting
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Flags around Lee's Our awesome tour guide and gracious host JoAnn and Brian
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The monumental Sons Of Norway Hall Fisherman and boat
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The harbor and low hanging clouds Viking art!
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A small skiff Sunny Petersburg
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Cauliflower anemone Waterfront property
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Bojer Wikan Fisherman's Memorial Bank Sadly for him, quite likely half of our dinner

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