If Skagway had the best weather of the cruise, Ketchikan had the worst. Which was a shame because it did have a certain charm.
Mum and I went out for a quick walk first thing then back to the boat to dry off and regroup. I ended up taking off most of my clothes and going out in shorts and sandals with a light rain jacket, figuring it was better to be a bit cold and towel dry my skin rather than have to try to dry jeans and sneakers.
Ketchikan has a little ‘ye olde’ area called Creek Street, which was ok, boardwalks on stilts along a creek full of salmon. Better though, was a great book store called Parnassus Books, which was nearby. A great range and friendly staff. I recommend dropping in if you’re looking for some travel reading.
I don’t really have much to say about Ketchikan. It felt a lot like Juneau, obviously a town where people lived and worked outside of the tourism sector. Lots of people on our tour did plane and helicopter rides and could probably give a better impression of the place but we spent most of our time there on the ship. How sad! That’s what sideways rain does to you though.
Next: Glacier Bay.
3 thoughts on “Canada and Alaska: Ketchikan”
Thank for your wonderful commentries on our trip.i am enjoying them so much. Iam still not well from the dreaded infection so resting up in salel.hope to get to surrey hills on sunday email me your phone number and i will ring affectionately lorraine
Amanda please get in contact with me ! Regards Rosanna Vinci
Sorry Rosanna, I’ve been away for a few days, will do!