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Travel Blogs from Ketchikan
It rains more than 13 feet a year in
Ketchikan. Not a drop today though. Glorious weather in the teens
(Celsius). We take the Historic Trolley Tour. The trolley is so
historic that it is made of wood complete with fire extinguishers.
Fist stop, Saxman Village, a totem pole park. Pictures of some of
the poles are ...
... and then are eaten by wildlife. Creek street has lots of interesting buildings, bars and shops, the most famous is Dolly's which is now a museum but once a brothel or bordello as they called it. Rosie the now manager and her staff are dressed from the past and encourage visitors to come in and see the museum the most entertaining place in Ketchikan, so she said. I didn't see too many people going inside! The road at the back of Creek street is ...
... full so only a light tea for G. & P. We enjoyed the company and the meal, and Geoff ordered tomorrow's G.F. lunch and Tea, looks like another good day of eating tomorrow. After tea at 2130 we 4 sat down and listened to a really good jazz band, for 1/2 hour then had a dance for a while, saw some photos from last night's formal dinner, they appeared to be pretty good too. 2230 was time for bed. Weather; Mild, no wind, cloud all day, but not too cold either. Temp; ...
... I figured out how to turn and paddle it wasn't bad. We saw and held starfish and jellyfish, pretty cool. One of the goals of the trip was to paddle out to an island where there is an Eagle's nest. That nest has been there about 13 or 14 years. We saw a parent eagle and two eaglets. They were born in June and man were they HUGE. I like the kayaking wayyyyy more than I thought I would. Ended up being ...
... 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 ...
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