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... rest at a local coffee shop.
Marges tour involved taking a bus to where she picked up a boat, one of those hard sided inflatable crafts that took to Orca Beach. Where it sounds like the guide on the bus and nature trail walk was very informative about the area. She very much enjoyed her tour. When we got back together we visited some of the tourist shops that we hadnt already visited and also took Marge to Creek Street to get a view of that area ...
... with the caption "the men and salmon came here to spawn". Under the bridge you can see the salmon swimming up, many were already dead after the long journey to get here. After lunch we went to Herring Cove to see bears and we were not disappointed. After just a short walk we spotted the first family of 4 black bears feasting on salmon in the river, it was a very surreal experience! The seagulls were waiting for the ...
... Creek. The antique boardwalk of wooden pilings has been built over the creek and is home to many restaurants and shops. There were lots of jewellery shops in the town. Business people were out on the street at 7.45am trying to entice you into the shop. There were three cruise ships in the port today and at times there can be up to six! If that happens the population of the town doubles for the day. Only four ships ...
This morning we cruise into Ketchikan - proudly known as the Salmon Capital of the World. The picturesque town is perched along the shores of coastal mountains giving the town close to 160 inches of rain each year. Didn't disappoint - it is drizzling rain this morning. Locals say the "liquid sunshine" (rain) is the reason why the fishing is unmatched, the wildlife abundant and the trees brilliant shades of green!
First thing ...
... can see the salmon ladder, provided for the salmon returning to their birth stream to spawn and die. Sometimes the sea lions wait in the area for a feed but none there today. Back onto the ship for the rest of the day. Surprise find - Ketchikan Tourist Information Centre Travellers tip - visit the information centre. The souvenir shops actually had the biggest and most interesting range of all the places so far. Buy them ...