Travel Blogs from Ketchikan
We sail North on the West side of Vancouver Island. Solstice avoids the more seanic inside passage since it cannot pass safely under the power lines at Seymour Narrows. We wont see more Seymour this voyage. At dawn we sail into a cloud bank. The connections party was held in the Sky observation lounge. Due to te fog, no sky is observable from there.Before the end of the connections party ...
... in school!" His tone of voice left nothing to the imagination and you knew he thought we were the worst parents. We did try to invite him to discuss our situation, but he continued walking without looking back. Being teachers, Paul and I turned the experience into lesson about judging others with Elizabeth and Jack. We have all been trying to not judge others without knowing their full story first. Then we can judge! :-)However, ...
Today for the first time I had dinner in the dining room (instead of grab & go in the cafeteria). Formal attire was not required, but the dining room did have the same very nice professional atmosphere, and was in the back of the ship directly above the Solarium area, so it had an incredible view. The food was excellent ...
Our last port of call... we all slept in until 9am which is unusual for us! Eugene did get up early to do laundry and then was able to go back to sleep. We met the Cooks on Deck 9 for breakfast and then Eugene, Cristina and I got off to walk around port while Chad took the kids swimming AGAIN!! That's swimming three times in ALASKA folks!! Unheard of! Our floatplane ride pick up was around 2pm. We met Michelle our pilot ...
... The newest part of town was all constructed for tourism with lots of tourist traps and a few native craft stores.
We could not have asked for better weather. We overdressed a little, glad it was layers. We could have done with shorts.
Our float plane trip to Misty Fjords National Monument was nothing short of spectacular. We arranged the tour directly with Misty Fjords Air. It is one of those things we'll look back on as ...
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