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... because of the damage the heavy equipment used by the logging companies were doing to the streams. Regulations were later set for more responsible logging practices but the town remained divided over the issue for a long time. We were told that Ketchikan gets 200 inches of rain a year! That's a lot of rain! The town has a misty damp feel to it but surprisingly it isn't raining today and there is even a little sun peeking through.
We had tickets ...
... still night with some moonlight and we had stayed up sitting on our balcony watching humpbacks in the waters around us.. Not a single Jap 'research' vessel to be seen..
We were still at sea while we had breakfast and only docked at about 10:00
I was amazed to see float-planes landing between several cruise ships as they maneuvered to come along side...
Finally disembarked at 10:30 to do a tour of ...
... wine this eve.
A major provisioning opportunity occurs here for fuel@25% less than Van. and wine and beer for half the cost.
The Safeway here has a great selection of fresh fruit and veg, at not outrageous prices.
The skipper is on the boat with a plumber, who is attending to our small leak, Nish and ...
... you madam I can do it for $400
because my parents own the store and we have to sell everything today, and for
you madam I will add a 9ct gold chain for free. What a bargain. Pity I don’t wear gold jewellery.
We set off on Tour No 120A to the village – a short drive
away. The bus driver gave us a very quick
history of the local people and taught us a few words we will need up in the
... Elias Mountains, the Chugach Mountains, and the Kenai Mountains. Perhaps most impressive of all was the long Bering Glacier. There wasn't another soul out to be seen so it was fun flying. The fun got quite intense as neared Anchorage. With still some mountains to cross before we reached the relative flatlands of Anchorage, we were in some dense clouds. It wasn't turbulent, but fortunately we'd regained radio contact after the mountains and started our dissent. The hourly ...