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... has more tourist shops and restaurants that full of life and color. Since it sits on the creek, the boardwalk that you walk on is on stilts, but provides an amazing view. Downtown Ketchikan is full of nice shops and places to eat. It is very touristy now. I'm not sure if that is good or bad. Years and years ago, Ketchikan's fishing industry was booming and it had over 70 bars that were open 24/7. The fishermen used to ...
... 8211; they’re cranky critters apparently so we didn’t get to hold them. Then they hauled in the big pots for king crabs – they certainly were big - and we only saw comparatively small ones! It was the turn of the big prawns next and finally we saw an octopus pulled in. The weather held up pretty well for us – one small shower – in a place where it rains for the greatest part of the year. The temperature was around 13C which on land ...
... to the eagle viewing area so they went off and I was going to go back to the ship coz my knee was sore. I actually ended up walking to this little church and back because I really wanted to get photos. Geoff had gone back to the ship, and by the time I was on my way back the girls were right behind me so we all ended up being back together. And so ends our last port... next stop Vancouver...
... environment with a minimum of fuss.
Another day full of food and relaxation followed by one of our formal dinner nights my dress which I bought with me was getting harder to put on not sure why?? :-)
After dinner we went to the Neil Diamond tribute show. All a bit cheesy but fun all the same.
Cocktails, good company and ...
... of totem poles. It was interesting to hear about the way the different tribes carve the poles, some of the poles with characters placed on top of each other, and the other technique all interwoven characters which are much harder to work out the characters. The poles tell tales, tall tales – as they are very tall logs and are mostly made out of a single cedar trunk. Like our indigenous, the paint is made from ...
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3434 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan | 2 star hotelfrom $162
800 Venetia Way, Ketchikan | 3 star hotelfrom $141
4871 North Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan | 2 star hotelfrom $84
326 Front Street, Ketchikan | 1 star hotelfrom $132
1471 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan | Hotelfrom $95
207 Stedman Street, Ketchikan | 3 star hotelfrom $121