|The downtown area|
|Looking north up the channel.|
Our boat is in the furthest marina
Sitka is pretty nice as far as Alaskan towns go, all the necessary conveniences and a good winter community. With three grocery stores, quite a few restaurants, a good library, and free (although agonizingly slow at times) internet in the marina, we should be able to stay comfortable through a long dark winter. The fact that they have a brewery here in town with quite a few good beers doesn't hurt at all, and almost makes up for the fact that they closed down the chocolate factory. The community here has a lot to offer, with activities almost every day depending on your interests. Now that we have a place for the boat, the next move for both Nicole and I is to look for jobs. Work not only allows us to replenish our savings, but it will hopefully allow us to meet some of the year-round residents and integrate more into the community. There don't seem to be many posting for employment in the newspaper but we found out where the employment office is in town so hopefully that will bring some opportunities.
|The islands and bays south of town|