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Travel Blogs from Ketchikan
... deceased. When Christianity was brought to Alaska, the native people began to use them more like tombstones, lying atop a buried body.
From the totem museum, I hiked up a hill from where I hoped to find a view. The hike was a steep one, through temperate rain forest, where the most vocal crows I’ve ever encountered chattered away in many dialects. If I were to continue hiking all the way to the top, I’d find myself at an ...
... known and their pieces are displayed in museums and they have an international market for their art. We bought nothing there, although we would have loved to because the pieces were so beautiful and the artists were so friendly and willing to talk- however, most of what we saw there ws not ordinarty tourist stuff - it was beautiful art that sold for 1,000's of dollars. the totem poles the native carver was making are commissioned in advance and ...
... fireworks for the 4th of July. He said they hadn't had any for 3 years because it is always pouring rain! They get a LOT of rain. They measure it in FEET! 13 feet of rain a year! It is the 4th wettest place on earth. All of our stops have been in the Tongrass National park and it is a temperate Rain Forest. We docked right at the end of the gangplank to our ship and 10 minutes later it was time to sail! After dinner tonight we went ...
We have no real plans today. But gear up for the ferry sailing tomorrow to Petersburg. I can't say that we really did anything special, but sure seemed tired at the end of the day. We went to town for a late lunch. First stop was to check out how many cruise ships were in port today ( for the record - 3). We stopped by Rainforest a Crafts, the local Bernina dealer. What ...
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 ...
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