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Tue 17-Jun-2014 Alaska, Travel | 0 comments | Map

Petersburg rain

Petersburg rain

Another day of all-day, drenching rain, so we spent the day reading and editing pictures. The only wildlife sighting of the day was a mama deer and her tiny baby walking up the Mitkof Highway. The baby couldn’t have been more than a day or two old.

After a quick stop at Coastal Cold Storage (the place to buy fish in town), we stopped at the library to use their WiFi. The library is only a year old and is absolutely stunning. It looks like a north woods cottage with post and beam construction – it even has a fireplace. Today it was very busy with everyone using the Wifi and kids signing up for the summer reading program. Kudos to the library and the recreation building (also new) for the public art on display. In the recreation building some fiber “jelly fish” hang that are absolutely captivating while the library has a triptych of photographs of the Blind River Slough that anyone would love to hang in his home. I wish I had thought to send David in for photographs.

Tomorrow we take the ferry (8 hours) to Juneau. Rather than driving 20-miles back to the south end of the island to spend the night in a muddy campground, we elected to stay at the “RV staging area” in town; it’s a gravel lot (with RV dump and water) near the parks and recreation building designed for RVs taking an early ferry. Three other RVs were also parked for the night.