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May 22, 2019 - Ketchikan

Up early watching as the ship pulls into the dock at Ketchikan at 6:30 and then off for some breakfast while waiting for the ship to clear customs, can leave the ship 7:00 AM we are the first ship to dock so off for a walk about the area before the next ship pulls in. Did the city walking tour with one of the last stops was a small Funicular tram up to the top of the mountain for $3.00 round trip it ended at the Café fox hotel and restaurant where I was able to get on line and get a few pictures done and get my blog up dated while having...

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Another adventure

May 21, 2019 - Traveling the Inside Passage

Up early watching the scenery from my balcony having a cup of coffee, then a walk on the upper deck waiting for the main dining room to open for breakfast at 8:00 AM. A nice breakfast then off to the information on the up coming places we are stopping. Then off to a meeting for the military members, met a man at the group who was on my first sub when I was on board, the SSBN John Adams makes for a small world. Spent the day just taking it easy exploring more of the ship and eating a bit, LOL. After dinner went to the show Velvet and good...

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May 20, 2019 - Off to the ship and the start of my cruise

This morning breakfast at the hotel WIFI is down so not able to load pictures from the past couple days the third hotel with bad or no WIFI in a row, so will just have to upload pictures as I can, LOL. checking out of hotel at 11:00 the a short walk to the cruise thermal to check in at 12:30. Got to the ship dock just before the rain started a longline to get luggage tags, then off to the check in counter a very long line there, got my ship card then off to the next long line at security, the another line to go through customs, then another...

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Apr 29, 2019 - WA State, 1st leg on the Ferry, Ketchikan

Except for a run to the grocery store across the street we were at the CG all day. Around 5:00 our good friends and former VT neighbors, Jay & Tina, arrived. They have sold their house and until a week ago were also staying here at Lake Pleasant CG. Their fiver is still in storage here until they move it to their new property they bought near Lake Chelan. They continue to have a very successful full service landscape business in the Seattle area. We had a very nice visit and enjoyed a delicious dinner at Beardslee Public House. Everything...

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Aug 18, 2018 - End of the Adventure

Ketchikan was the last port on our 7-day cruise of Alaska, we arrived there after a day at sea where we traveled 318 miles from Glacier Bay National Park. Ketchikan, like the other cities we visited, relies primarily on tourism and a bit of commercial fishing. It has the largest collection of standing totem poles which are recarvings of older poles and they are found throughout the city. Ketchikan Creek is home to Creek Street, infamous during the first half of the twentieth century for a red-light district. Many of those homes are still...

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State #50 and more

Aug 1, 2018 - Ketchikan, Alaska's First City

Ketchikan markets itself as Alaska's First City, and I suppose it is the first city on a cruise up the Inside Passage, about 700 miles from Seattle. It also bills itself as the Salmon Capital of the World. The city was established in 1887 when a salmon cannery was built at the mouth of Ketchikan Creek so it's a historic fishing village. We headed off to Creek Street, the former red-light district. The architecture is interesting with all the little old houses converted to shops or eateries. Even Dolly's House is now a museum: Dolly Copeland...

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Adventures for 2018

Jul 31, 2018 - Ketchikan

I’m in ALASKA ! ! ! This is state #49 that I have visited! Arrived in port in Ketchikan about 7:00 am and docked at Dock 2 while the Emerald Princess was tied up at Dock 4. That is one huge ship! We are on the port side and had harbor views until disembarking to go on our excursion - what a cute town! It is like a movie set for an old western movie. Wooden buildings along two streets and then houses up the hillside. The land is extremely hilly and very rocky - no such thing as a front yard here! We met our bus driver/tour guide, Stone, and...

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Jul 23, 2018 - Ketchikan

We arrived in Ketchikan at 9:30 am on Monday so Steve and I lounged around for a while because our excursions were started around noon. There were a lot of ships in port that day so we had to dock outside the harbor and use tenders to get us to short. I went a bit earlier than my scheduled time so that I could spend some time wandering around Juneau. Steve had developed a bit of a sore throat so I was on the lookout for some medicine for him. I searched for a drugstore but ended up at an IGA grocery store that happened to have a small...

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Jul 1, 2018 - Ketchikan, Alaska - Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour

http://spiritofalaskatours.com/Tours/Misty-Fjords-Flightseeing.html http://spiritofalaskatours.com/Tours/assets/brochures/ClassicMistyFjordsFlightseeing.pdf Misty Fjords Flightseeing - 2 Hours Including Transfers Visit the Misty Fjords National Monument from Ketchikan, Alaska Discover magnificent Misty Fjords National Monument in an impeccably maintained DeHavilland Beaver or Otter, the world's most famous bush planes, with Ketchikan's 5 Star Medallion Shield carrier. View some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska from the comfort...

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Jun 30, 2018 - Ketchikan, AK

Ferry from Prince Rupert to Ketchikan Our ferry was scheduled to leave from Prince Rupert at 8 PM and arrive in Ketchikan at 2 AM. It departed a bit late. It was beautiful leaving but we didn’t spend a lot of time outdoors so we could try to get at least a few hours sleep before our Ketchikan arrival. We arrived around 2:30. Did a very orderly departure from the ferry and headed to the local Walmart so we could sleep a few more hours. Here’s some trivia that Bob learned. The Ketchikan Walmart is the fourth smallest in the country. We...

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Jun 15, 2018 - Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, June 15 We arrived on Ketchikan around 10 am. It's a cute little town nestled on a hillside. Ketchikan is Alaska's first city and the Salmon Capital of the World. It was about 50 degrees this morning with a brisk wind, but not bad with a jacket. It got up to 64 today, but the wind was still cool. After some walking, shopping and then lunch, we sat in the hot tub again. We were the only ones using the hot tubs and no one was in the pool at that time. Gala dinner tonight. Serving surf and turf, lobster tail and filet mignon… I gave...

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Aug 15, 2017 - Ketchikan - Fourth Port of Call

Ketchikan sits on the Revillagugedo Island and is surrounded by the largest national forest in the US. Tongass National Forest encompasses 16.9 million acres of varied landscapes. There are mountains covered in forests, glaciers, old volcanic cones, rivers, fjords and countless lakes. This was our last port of call and it was truly amazing. We took a combination tour, flying and boating through Misty Fjords National Monument. We left Ketchikan in a 6 passenger float plane. I was sent to the tail of the plane, which was nice because I had...

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