On my way south from Haines, I visited in Juneau with my good friends Keri and Ajax for a few days. We took in a local opera, played around on the wintery streets on bicycles, and generally just enjoyed ourselves. I then caught the fast ferry to Sitka, the trip taking an impressive 4.5 hours, a very fast, beautiful ride.
In Sitka I stayed with my friend Bill on his sailboat, the Remedy. My first memories of Sitka are from visiting it as a kid to attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp on the Sheldon Jackson campus many years ago. More recently I also spent a couple months there winter commercial fishing for King Salmon. It was nice to see the town again, and to hang out with Bill who's hard at work building a new clinic for his physical therapy department at the hospital.