Saints and salmon in Sitka

We dock in Sitka on a sunny, sunny morning and, after an excellent coffee in the Highliner Café, we start our ‘sightdoing’ with a visit to the Bishop’s house in Lincoln Street.



Leaving Seattle at 4pm in brilliant sunshine is both a hard and easy thing to do. After barely 24-hours in this mega-friendly city full of challenging architecture, smiling baristas, technology geeks, friendly flower sellers and articulate water colourists, I feel I have barely scratched the surface. nBut when your departure is aboard Holland America’s ms Oosterdam – and the sun is shining and the deck steward is pouring Pinot Grigio – it’s kind of easy as well.

Do you have any rights?

We hear a lot of discussion about rights but do any of us really know what our rights are? And more to the point, are these rights both fair and reasonable to expect in a democratic nation such as Australia?