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After three days, crossing from Russia, we glided into the Port of Dutch Harbor in the peaceful pre-dawn hours. The Bering Sea is to our north, the Pacific Ocean to our south and we are in the heart of the Aleutian Islands.
Mountain snow turned pink as the sun continued to rise over the eastern mountains.
The moon was setting……….
………. And, next to the ship a bald eagle kept watch.
It’s a small town, with less than 5,000 permanent residents and it is the home port for TV’s “The Deadliest Catch”. There are more fish here than anywhere else in the Pacific Ocean and thus there is very lucrative commercial fishing.
The original inhabitants, the Aleuts, also known as Unanagan, have fished and hunted here for 9000 years. They developed specialized boats and equipment for seal-hunting in the frigid waters.
The Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Ascension – parishioners were busy preparing for their celebration of Easter tonight, Saturday.
Dutch Harbor’s residents are very friendly; a young woman with her baby in a car seat offered to drive us to see some of the countryside.
Her parents are part-owners of a fun new eating and drinking establishment.
What a setting!
Hästa finds a rat – stuffed of course.
We ate King Crab in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Wow!