Low tide was our friend every morning
and we'd head for a beach.
I'd read about a place called "Magic Island"
that was only accessible at low tide
but search as I might I couldn't figure out where it was.
Our super helpful car rental agent knew where it was though,
at Halibut Point State Park.
Low tide the third day
we went searching and were richly rewarded.
It was magic for me!
More rocks meant more little friends to say "Hi" to our Hunter. ;)
After exploring Magic Island,
the trail took us past a totem pole
then back into the rain forest.
The trail work was so well done
and the ground was supersaturated
so you'd kind of bounce with each step.
It was like the ground had little shock absorbers.
We'd read about a place called "Totem Trail"
in Sitka National Historic Park.
The history behind each totem pole was unique
but there were themes, like "raven"
whose beak is the only thing with much paint left on this totem.
Raven's holding the moon on this totem.
I thought it was a banana
but Scottie read us the real interpretation.
Another theme was tall hats,
possibly modeled after Abraham Lincoln's hat.
There were also whales on several totems.
This one was pretty rad - dig that tail!
I liked the frogs
and the eyes on the totems.
Hey Star Wars fans,
is it just me or do you see an ewok!?!
We got to see some of the historic buildings
and loved the history and views from Castle Hill.
What a beautiful place!