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Sitka Off The Beaten Path: 6 reviews and 5 photos
There are lots of islands just like this one--only accessible by boat, hidden from any main passage, a place where a few people might go each year, but someplace you're happy you found. We knew of this island only because of a girl who spends a good deal of time commercial fishing with her father. It took about 1/2 hour by boat to reach it (heading out of Starrigavin) and then we were dropped off and told someone would come back for us the next day. Definitely a place where you need to provide your own entertainment, but we had everything we needed. It was probably one of the best weekends I spent in/ around Sitka. There was no chance anyone else would be coming to this island, we were miles away from Sitka in this incredibly beautiful place. The "beach" is made up of small white and black pebbles, the water is this amazing clear blue green, the island isn't developed. One of the things that was there was someone in the past had installed a zipline from the trees down to the water. Combined with the beer, the guitar and the food and the company, I was incredibly happy:)
The point is, getting out of the few populated places in Alaska (Sitka, for example)--and going to little islands or other out of the way places, you feel like it's your place. There are no fences, no signs telling you to stay out, no one standing there watching you. People respect these areas, too and perhaps that's the reason.
Alaska seems to be the only place in the United States where I felt like there were no boundary lines, gates or barricades. It's also a place where I felt like I could escape the things that I normally have to worry about, if only temporarily.
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