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Travel Blogs from Ketchikan
... br> As I peeled off my only 'winter warmth’ pants I noticed the brown muck sticking to the saturated bottoms of them & say to Sam ‘Hey, check out this icky brown stuff stuck to the bottom of my pants’ she shows me hers’ are the same too & we agree it could very well be bear poo. Guess that answers that then!” LOL
We are loving this!
Goldilocks & the 7 bears!
Embarkation was interesting if nothing else. After a smooth arrival at the port, bags were taken and into the port we went. We have only sailed from Singapore before so compared to that we thought it was a breeze. We felt like sheep moving up and down the corrals and noticed quite a few Australian passports in the line. Once we had gone through the security check we thought we were heading to the boat ..... But no! Non US or Canadian passengers were ...
We decided at the last minute to do a float plane trip, after watching the documentary film about the float plane pilots of Ketchican. When we woke up, the ship was in the Alaska Marine Highway and it was scenic cruising until we docked at 11:00. We ate a light breakfast (not easy to do since there are waffles, eggs benedict, omelets, everywhere you look!). Then we just relaxed until a quick lunch and out to the pier to meet the air company. They drove 5 of us in a van to ...
... Tlingit woman and moved there with her. In the summer he conducts tours and in the winter he drives the school bus. He loves living there and he loves that his children are Tlingit. A generation ago the Tlingit language was dying and only a few older people spoke it - not they are teaching it to the children and they have over 20 older children who are totally fluent and he says the little ones are picking it up very fast. He can only speak a few words ...
... connection yet??? Awww... just ignore it then and read the rest...
Before I progress just let me say that today's excursion was a total disappointment. the only one that did not exceed so far..
Ketchikan was our last shore stop of the cruise.
It is the rainfall capital of the US. 4100mm rainfall per year..
Also the Salmon canning center of the world...
We had stayed up late, it had been ...
Other places to stay in Ketchikan
3434 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan | 2 star hotelfrom $190
800 Venetia Way, Ketchikan | 3 star hotelfrom $175
4871 North Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan | 2 star hotelfrom $141
326 Front Street, Ketchikan | 1 star hotelfrom $102
1471 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan | Hotelfrom $95
207 Stedman Street, Ketchikan | 3 star hotelfrom $145