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Travel Blogs from Ketchikan
Got off the ship around 9am and it was a glorious sunny day. Ironically, out of all the ports we have stopped at, Ketchikan is the one that has the least amount of sun and here we were with our first sunny day for the cruise. Because of this good fortune, John & I both independently had the same idea to do the float-plane flight to Misty Fjord. This was on my list of things to do but because of the unlikely event of sunshine I had decided not to ...
... It drizzled slightly when we first disembarked then cleared and started again when we returned to the boat. It was actually quite warm so we didn't need our layers. Creek Street is the heart of Ketchikan and has quite a history. Five different species of salmon return here from the ocean to spawn from late June and we could see many swimming up stream. There were a lot of dead fish as well and a lady told me they had been upriver to spawn, die ...
... the the waterfalls, fish ladder, and we saw many dead fish on the bottom of river bed, So after the eggs are laid the female Salmon die within a few hours and the water becomes very smelly, which we could certainly smell. Pamela purchased a piece of jewellery while there. A bit more of a walk around the very nice city, then back to the ships to board our bus to travel about 1/2 hour to the Crab Farm. After getting on to the 45' boat we travelled a couple of ...
OK folks, I could not get Marty to agree to give up almost any of the pictures - he wanted to share almost all of them. so instead of putting them in this blog, I am making up albums on Shutterfly and you can look at as many or as few of them as you like. I am making a bunch of albums and labeling them with where they were taken. The first one is Denali Park and that ...
... they said you're a bunch of wimps. Are you going to take that from them?" I have no desire to take part in BS like this.
Of the hour-long show, about 75% was commentary from the hostess. Some of it continued like above. Some of it was pretending to misunderstand something in a "humorous" way. Most of it was pretty lame. To me, this was the "let's talk a lot of **** and reinforce a bunch of horrible stereotypes interspersed with bits of lumberjack action" show.
Other places to stay in Ketchikan
3870 Evergreen Ave., Ketchikan | B&Bfrom $165
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500 Front Street, Ketchikan | B&Bfrom $85
5528 North Tongass Highway, Ketchikan | 3 star b&bfrom $154