Thursday, August 4, 2011
Sand Point, Alaska
Photo above is one of many views of Sand Point in the foreground and Unga Island in the background. Unga Island is considerably larger than Popov Island where Sand Point, town of roughly 900 people is located. Unga was probably more important as an Aleut living place before the arrival of the Russians, but today, Unga is uninhabited.
Here's another view of town from a sea-level vantage point. Shortly after taking this picture, a woman came out of a nearby house and we talked to her for a while. Turned out she knew me. We had met in Akutan a few years ago. Then she went back in her house and brought out some smoked salmon for us to take with us.
So that's it for today. Much more to come soon. Like a report on the boat building, the launch, a hike on the island, fishing and more.