Husband and Father

Husband and Father
July 15, 1958 ~ August 25, 2008

Monday, December 28, 2015

Alaskan Cruise - Day 9

Ketchikan was our last stop.  We were hoping to do some fishing, but due to the weather all boating excursions were cancelled.  It was very cold, and raining cats and dogs, so we decided to take a bus tour to alleviate walking around in the wet and cold all day.

We viewed a lot from the bus. It stopped along side the ocean for us to capture some photos of bald eagles in their habitat.  Bald Eagles are fascinating birds.  We enjoyed watching them. The fishermen were still fishing along the shore, they didn't seem to mind the rain and cold.

Ketchikan has the largest collection of totems poles found anywhere in the world.  Our guide took us to a park where it displayed how some were made.  Totem poles are monumental sculptures carved on poles, with symbols or figures made from red cedar trees.  Because long ago, there was no written language, many native legends and stories were carved symbolically into Totem Poles and passed down from one generation to another. We quickly ran through the Totem Pole park.  Each of us picked our favorite pole to get a picture with.

We walked around the beautiful, colorful, quaint town of Ketchikan.  There we ran into our Cruise ship waiter who we thoroughly enjoyed.

Wild life tour.

Totem Poles

The town.