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Ferry to Sitka via Kake from Petersburg 6/15/2009

Friday, June 19th, 2009

We had a fairly long ferry trip to Sitka of 13 hours. We left at about 11:30 AM on 6/15 and arrived in Sitka at 1:30 am on 6/16. We had a cabin so we could relax. We stopped in Kake, AK for an hour. The islands around Kake were beautiful. As we approached the Sitka area, the ferry traversed narrow passageways between islands that had the captain using red and green lights to changes course. It was foggy and misty which added to the drama.

When we got to Sitka, Fred had to back up the camper again a considerable distance on the car deck. He was aided by the deck crew who directed him on his wheel movements. When we got to National Forrest campground, the gate said it was locked. We parked and setup in a parking lot for the night. When we went to the campground in the morning, we were told that they knew we were coming and had left the gates shut but unlocked.

We learn from each situation.