Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ketchikan

We left our curtain open on our balcony, and in the morning we awoke to these beautiful mountains, even though it was 600am, and the clocks were set back one hour.
Our first stop in Ketchikan, (Salmon Capital of the World).

At this point we were walking through the forest to visit the Totem Bight  State Park. It has 14 totem poles, each one with it's own story.

I was amazed at the beautiful rain forest.

This is a original. It was painted in 1918, and was from the original town and they moved it here.

They're not being rude.
They are showing their family. Eagle or Raven. They have to marry the opposite of who their mother is.
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 This little guys birthday was this day.
 He turned four years old. He was teaching an older (7year old) audience member how to dance.

Having some fun!

Just a small part of the park.

Who is that odd person there?


The long empty part in totem pole was out of much respect.

They were asked to carve the President, well they only had a photo.
 Note: the short legs.
After leaving, I had a better understanding of their life, and the love they have for their culture.

In town shopping!!

Rob posing in front of our ship. Yes it was that cool. It was in the 60's wonderful weather. We were told it rained for two weeks and this was the first day of no rain.


We were on our way back to the ship and had sometime or a beer in the local Saloon.

It was refreshing after a day of sight seeing and shopping.
Tomorrow, Tracy Arm, the glaciers.
Tuesday, July 9th

1 comment:

cedarslodge said...

Ketchikan is the first Port stop for most cruise ships sailing north in Alaska's Inside Passage. It is one of the most colorful towns, perched on the shores, and within the heart of the Tongass National Forest. It is also a town filled with reminders of the heritage of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people.

Things to Do in Ketchikan