Kake, Alaska

When I discovered the un-posted photos for yesterday’s Humpback Whale post, I also found some more images of the small village of Kake, Alaska. This is a very, very small village, located along the Inside Passage, about halfway between Petersburg and Sitka. As we hiked the main (and only?) road in town, heading toward the salmon hatchery, we stopped along the way to capture our adventure.

As soon as we docked at the small dock, we disembarked and headed to shore. Here is a look back at the Delphinus:


Delphinus docked at the small dock in Kake, Alaska


And looking towards the town:

Kake, Alaska


As we hiked along the main road, heading to the hatchery, we ran upon an apparent, abandoned attempt to make a canoe:

The start of a canoe


and a small patch of Shasta Daisies, located along the roadside:

Shasta Daisies


And a small patch of Fireweed that still had a few blooms, but fading quickly! Fireweed is a unique plant; it starts blooming from the bottom, working it’s way up to the top. The Alaskans have a saying that when the Fireweed blooms reach the top, you need to be prepared for winter! You can also see that the lower part of many of these plants are already going to seed:

Fireweed wildflowers


We then boarded Delphinus and continued our journey, heading southward toward the black bears! When I continue the Alaskan Adventure posts on Monday, we run across another wonderful marine mammal!

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