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... there from when they were originally there. Missionaries destroyed many totem poles because they thought they were religious objects - they are not. They tell stories and record events. He explained several of them to us and it was like reading a language.
I have to go now to pick up Jack. I will write one more entry in this blog to tell about our travel home.
I know I am already forgetting so much but I still feel the ocean in me and around me.
... 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 ...
... height: normal;">I contacted companies fairly early, I'm think August or September, but even that early I wasn't #1 on anyone's list. Fortunately they same person was ahead of me on more than one list, so when she made a choice I got the permits! So late October we were going!
I did some worrying. Permit season start 7/5 and we were there 7/9: what if the salmon run was late and there weren't any bears????
... where we were trapped for 45 minutes as salesmen attempted to sell us everything from tanzanite earrings to a new watch for James. We finally escaped and headed down to Creek Street to take photos and then went to the Lumberjack show.
We had a short day in port and were back on board relaxing in the hot tub as we sailed away from Ketchikan at 2:00pm. Although it had been a chilly, overcast day, we were fortunate that we hadn't yet ...
Wednesday found us pulling into port in Ketchikan, the last stop of this adventure. The town was in view from our room when we pulled back the curtains and it was so cute. Lots of color and cute buildings up on stilts. Again, this is a fishing village, the salmon capital of the world, and also has a deep heritage of the Tongass and Cape Fox Tlingit Native Americans and their totem poles. This town is mainly know for its canneries for salmon and ...