Ten Photos From Ten Hours in Petersburg, Alaska
|Petersburg's friendly one-room airport|
What follows is an explanation for my delay accompanied by nine photos, (one above makes ten), taken during the ten hours I spent in the pretty and peaceful town of Petersburg.
|collage of photos of the largest grocery store|
—note the Norwegian theme
I returned to discover that there was no point in boarding the flight: It was heading back to Ketchikan, and I could have taken a direct flight in the evening from Ketchikan to Juneau, but the leg from Wrangell to Ketchikan was overloaded with seafood as well, and I wouldn't make it back to my home airport.
|state ferry passing some of the Petersburg fishing fleet|
As it turns out, my long delay was more adventure than misadventure, and although my girlfriend and I were unexpectedly separated for a day, we reunited the next morning when the ferry came into Juneau.
I was happy to see a new library being constructed in the center of town: As I mentioned before, I love Ketchikan's new library, and this one is sure to bring its community together as well.
|Sons of Norway hall viewed across Hammer Slough|
There are some lovely houses in Petersburg too, as well as quite a few bed and breakfasts. To the right is a photo of what was probably my favorite out of the houses I saw.
Finally, here's a view of Petersburg from the water, taken as I left. I hope you liked my photos, and please leave a comment!