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Whale Watching on the way into Ketchikan

Ketchikan Airport

Nice little get-away!

His and Hers Floatplanes

Another water take-off

Nice pastel roofs!

Ketchikan - Salmon Capital of the World

Lots of Totem poles here!

I liked these flowers.

Aunt Velda Dotterer, Paula and M-I-L Bernice Southern

Wood Carved Statue of Eagle

Standing on Creek Street

Creek Street Scene

The Star House

Boardwalk - Creek Street

Another Historical Marker

Ketchikan Creek

This morning when we got up for breakfast we were still out to sea but nearing Ketchikan, AK. We went topside and were greeted with more whales blowing their spouts.

Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island, and bills itself as the "Salmon Capital of the World." I was here in July 1974 but for the life of me, I can't remember much from 39 years ago. I do remember this - Ketchikan is usually wet! As a matter of fact, Ketchikan measures its annual precipitation in feet. The average is 13.75 feet per year and only an average of 30 inches is snow!

It seems like there are as many airplanes as there are boats here. The only way to get to Ketchikan is by boat or air. Ketchikan is also where the infamous "Bridge to No Where" that was discussed by Sarah Palin was supposed to be built. There is an airport on an island adjacent Ketchikan - no roads on the island - just the airport that some enterprising pork-barrel loving politician want to build a bridge across the inlet so peeps could get to the airport by car.

One of the major free attractions here is walking along Creek Street. This street is an elevated board walk over a creek. In the early days of Ketchikan, Creek Street had several bordellos along it. No more brothels - all the stores are now art galleries, souvenir shops and jewelry stores.

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