Friday, July 6, 2012

Day 492: Ketchikan

Some facts about Ketchikan:
  • It’s known as Alaska’s “First City” because it’s the first stop when cruising the Inside Passage.
  • With 7,000 people it’s Alaska’s sixth largest city.
  • It’s the “Salmon Capital of the World” with five different species of wild Pacific salmon found in the surrounding waters.
  • Ketchikan is home to the largest collection of totem poles in the world.
  • It receives over 152 inches of rain a year.
Having visited Ketchikan several times before, we didn’t feel the pressure of having to get up and off the boat immediately.  We had a beautiful early morning look out our door.

Everyone else left the ship right away, leaving the pools completely deserted. Lucky me, getting to have this gorgeous place to myself! 

We did venture into town for a Lumberjack show. I snapped several pictures but the best one was of the log roll. What looks like snow really is water splashing.

But the even better picture occurred while I was sitting there. Look to the sky, grab the camera and hope for a good shot. I think I got it.