Day Sixtytwo

Petersburg, AK to Petersburg, AK
July 26th, 2009

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Kayaking Petersburg Creek
Seriously, none
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
The Bus Playlist
A few by truck, a few on foot, 11 by kayak
Sunny Petersburg
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
Deer, fish
JoAnn's house in Petersburg, AK
Sitka, AK

Daily Didactic
Today started a little later than yesterday, with a quick walk down to the coffee shop followed by a tour of the really nice Petersburg High School. Around noon we ate a little lunch in preparation for a day of kayaking across the Wrangell Narrows from Petersburg, up Petersburg Creek. A couple of JoAnn's neighbors had been gracious enough to offer us loaner kayaks for the day, which we gathered and loaded into the back of her truck for the quick trip to the harbor.

It was a late tide so we got on the water somewhere around three and headed across the bay to the inlet at the mouth of Petersburg Creek. It was another absolutely beautiful sunny afternoon and a perfect day to be paddling a kayak. Riding the tide the five miles or so upstream was a lot of fun and we met a handful of other Petersburg residents also enjoying the idea of a late afternoon picnic up the creek. Around 5:00 we stopped on a rapidly disappearing beach for a sandwich and then paddled another half mile or so before the tide offered to carry us back out the way we came in. A little over four hours from start to finish we were back at the harbor, all smiles and ready for dinner.

After returning equipment and getting settled we came to the realization that after 8:00 on a Sunday evening in Petersburg our restaurant options were a little limited. We returned for a second night to La Fonda (which tonight we learned means "little kitchen" in spanish) and had another meal that completely hit the spot. We headed back to the house, Brian and Theresa mentally preparing for packing up and getting back on the ferry tomorrow and JoAnn mentally preparing to start coaching cross country running in the morning.

After looking at kayaking pictures we called it another awesome day in sunny Petersburg.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

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Late morning in Petersburg With the truck loaded for a day of paddling
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On our way out of Petersburg Harbor Across the Wrangell Narrows, heading up the inlet to Petersburg Creek
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Our awesome guide and outfitter for the day Us, apparently heading off on our own
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The red ones are plastic, somehow Theresa got a slippery fiberglas one Nothing but joy
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Minutes earlier this was our picnicking beach One last push up the creek before the tide turns around
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Getting close to our end Slack water and time to follow the tide back out
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Brian, charging ahead Brian, rubbernecking
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Brian, off-roading JoAnn, simply enjoying the day
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Us, with Devil's Thumb in the background Seems like someone should be paddling here
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Petersburg in the background An eagle and the moon
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Theresa, she's been smiling for hours Rosemaling on the Sons Of Norway building
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La Fonda, fine mexican dining for the second night in a row The bear is back, but apparently is missing a fish in it's jaws
A beautiful dusk on a truly great day

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