sunday, august 10, 2008 sitka, alaska

sitka is a quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem. at least that's what all their t-shirts said. i thought it was just charming. there is a lot of russian history here and it is truly evident in most of the architecture. seriously feening for a good cup of coffee at this point and luckily we got one here in a great little independent coffee shop. i had seriously begun to hallucinate that i was seeing starbucks signs on the side of the mountains.

we went to a salmon hatchery and for a hike in the national forest. at the end of the trail, we watched hundreds of huge salmon leaping out of the lake like the craziest ballet i've ever seen. a really nice day.