Monday, August 26, 2013

Alaskan2013, Day 64, Ketchikan Day 2

Sunday Aug 4, 2013

This morning we drove up to Saxman Village to see the totems. Lots of tour buses there. All the totems here had a new coat of paint, they must refinish them every spring.

On the way back through town we walked Creek Street, an are of shops in old warehouses over a small creek.  There was pink salmon in the creek but no seals. Got some fish and chips for lunch.

From Creek Street we walked downtown.  Tongass Trading Co. at the docks has an upstairs with outdoor gear; raingear, xtra tufs, sweaters, jackets, fishing gear, camping gear, you name it.

The rain gauge, Ketchikan gets between 170 and 200 inches of rain a year.

The cruise ships pulled out at 6 PM and by then all the downtown stores were closed. The downtown area around the cruise docks lives and dies by the cruise ship schedules.


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