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Travel Blogs from Ketchikan
... logs back with. One of the advantages of having a friend who was a logger for thirty years! Between him and me we have accumulated quite a collection of logging equipment. I have five chainsaws of different sizes, hay wire of various lengths, blocks, chokers, and other stuff. We collect firewood and that's how we heat the house.
Curiosity sated, we head down White River road. This road has recently been opened to let us drive ...
... the fish are here but they are not biting. We troll for a while and decide it just isn't happening and head back in with our three nice fish.
Back on the dock and of course, we have to do the tourist posing with fish thing. I snap some quick shots of Raul and Jerry with the fish before I clean them. Jerry has to hold the big fish a little longer because I am not ready. This fish gets heavy real quick, especially since I haven't gutted it yet! ...
... minute ride to the main island. Keep in mind, our airport is on a different island than the one we live on. Since it's a nice day, I have opted to just walk on the ferry so we can stand outside on the ride back and get a view as we cross the narrows. I pay the fare at the booth and Nina and Jerry go past the booth with me. Since people are headed both ways and alternating back and forth, Amelia and Raul are still on the wrong side of the booth ...
... cruise ship we sailed around the Baltic Sea in 2009 – nice memories!). The downtown souvenir/jewellery/fur shops, etc were a hive of activity. Ketchikan boasts of being the salmon capital of the world because this is a salmon river where the fish spawn and swim up river, and there is a hatchery nearby. It is also an old gold mining town, with many ex-brothels, hotels and ...
... in Petersburg which resulted in a 4 hour delay while we waited for the tide to turn so we could get through the narrowest strait allowed by Marine law. Interesting- Saw a few whales but not up close.
I was eager
to spend a short day in Ketchikan, the Salmon Capital of the World. There are
two noteworthy totem pole parks- Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Totem Park. I
was hoping to get ...
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