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Travel Blogs from Ketchikan
... was chasing a fish, caught it & was teaching one of the cubs to kill it…gruesome stuff really! I managed to take a few minutes of video.…on the way out we are both chatting away about how remarkable it was, how satisfied by this day we both were & the guide stopped to point out some bear tracks in the sand - which is honestly one of the most fantastic things I have ever seen in my life. Bear foot prints. How lucky am I?!!
Ship pulled right in beside the shops across the street,
We had booked a sightseeing trip on "the Duck", a vehicle that can drive around town and then go straight down into the water for a look around from the water side.
Ketchikan has rain on 300 days of the year being 12.5 ft a year (200 plus inches). So naturally it was misty too start with then we were caught in a ...
... photos and do fancy things. So after a little extra rehearsal for Natalie and I, we got dressed and ready in our long dresses and heels.
We went and saw "Stardust" which was really nice again because we are doing that show as well! It is the ballroom based show, very classy, and a lot of singing. It was performed in the Princess Theater, rather than the lounge which was really impressive. I liked this show a lot, I think they did a great ...
... a sea plane up to Neets Bay to watch the bears. Amazing how smooth these planes are – they get into air so easily and land without noticing! You get to listen to Enya whilst weaving through valleys and lakes … nice! Managed to see around 8 bears trying to catch a salmon in Neets Creek. Lucky to see a baby bear come down with mum (only around 3 months old). Didn’t manage to see them catch a salmon but a great ...
... Alaska and the biggest employer is not the fishing industry as I had assumed. The largest employer is the government. Dah! I should have known! We only were in port a short time. We squeezed in an excursion to Mendanhall Glacier and did a whale watching tour. The glacier was amazing. I went for a walk in the rainforest (yes, rainforest in Alaska) and the light streaming through the moss covered trees was ...
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