Ketchikan, Alaska is 658 nautical miles from Seattle with an expected temperature of 52 degrees. We docked early allowing us time to walk around the town before our tour and crab feast. Ketchikan is a fantastic little town with many totem poles right around the entrance to Creek Street, the former red lite district of this gold mining town.Bill and I walked around Creek Street and the town until we left for our tour called Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast. We boarded a 36 foot enclosed catamaran to travel up the fjord past the George Inlet cannery to see and learn about area fishing and wild life. We ended up in a secluded estuary to watch the girl guide pull up crab pots and to learn about crabs. It was interesting as we all got to hold a crab for a picture after we identified the sex of the crabs and size. As this is a teaching voyage, they do not keep the crabs but returned them to the water. Once the pots were reset we were off to the George Inlet Lodge for the crab feast. Bill could eat as much as he wanted, I had chicken. with a salad and red potatoes. It was good for both of us. A piece of cheesecake followed with wild Alaskan blueberries on top....yum!
Once we returned to the ship we were off to Juneau with a stop for scenic cruising in Tracy Arms after a nice sailaway with a really good band, Gen and the Halcats. We really enjoyed them as we could actually dance to their music.