|After our spectacular cruising through Glacier Bay we headed to Ketchikan. This town was very cute too, and like Juneau, we just stepped off our cruise ship and directly into the town itself. Our shore excursion today was the best of Ketchikan by Land & Sea. Our bus tour took us to Saxman Village where we saw lots of totem poles each depicting it's own story as told by the local Indian tribe the Klinjits (whoops not sure of the spelling!). We also went to an old Salmon Cannery and saw first-hand how the process worked from hauling in the salmon to it ending up in the tin - although it is no longer operating they have restored the original building and all the original machinery on the production line was still working, so we saw each machine working - our souvenir from there - a tin made by the machines, but full of Alaskan air only!!!! Then it was onto a catamaran to cruise back to Ketchikan. We were also lucky enough on this boat trip to see many orca whales - once again it was our lucky day as the four tours the previous day apparently saw none! I struggled once again to catch them surfacing, but managed a fin - proof of us seeing them anyway - in case you don't believe me!!! Meant to say previously, that all the Alaskan towns we visited had SO MANY jewellery shops - in fact it was an overkill! I got sick of getting hounded which was a shame as am sure I could have done a lot of damage! I did however manage to buy a piece on our day here in Ketchikan, which Warren insisted on taking a photo of - not posting that one though!! Departed Ketchikan 6.00pm to head back to Vancouver.