Sitka post May 20

seals on spit at Siletz Bay

Today is Frances’ birthday! We walked down to the dock at Knight Park this morning, where we saw several pairs of merganser ducks, a great blue heron, gulls and swallows. Thought about canoeing on the Salmon River this afternoon but it was a little too windy. Took a bottle of champagne Corinne had given Frances for her birthday down to the office for a toast with the staff and Bill, the last resident to leave but us.  Had a last kayak outing yesterday with Corinne, and saw lots of seals and two bald eagles. We’re very sad to be leaving, but eager to incorporate our new habits into our daily life at home.  Thank you Sitka Center, and everyone who works here, for an incredible experience!