On Saturday our son Max Benson and his fiance Katie Patterson arrived from Chicago. Although they love their city life, the cooler, less humid Sitka environment suits them fine at this time of year. They enjoyed our moorage position in front of the Totem Square Hotel near downtown as we dined and shopped nearby. Katie was able to continue her marathon training, running to and from Sitka airport.
We stayed close to Sitka fishing the local waters with day-trips to the Rock Pile, Biorka and surrounding islands. We had a great overnight stay at Herring Bay anchorage on Elovoi Island. We capped of the week with the July 3rd 11 pm triple fireworks show and July 4th parade. The kids left with 50 pounds of frozen salmon and halibut fillets for family and fiends in Chicago. Whenever the family crews, time flies. We're looking forward to many more cruises with the mid-west Bensons.
|The National Geographic Explorer operates small cruise ships in Alaska|
in summer and Mexico in winter.
|Max shows Katie his tender handling abilities.|
|Katie shows Max her tender handling abilities.|
|It was much easier to get on a plane with Max in the bow!|
|Sunset from the Totem Square Hotel Marina looking Northwest.|