Our last Alaska port was Ketchikan...another short day, just 7:00am to 1:00 pm. We chose to not book an excursion, but instead wandered around the town, had breakfast, shopped, and took some photos.
On a whim, we first boarded a city bus (50 cents each - a bargain!) and just rode around for about 30 minutes enjoying seeing some of the non-touristy areas of the town. When the bus got to Creek Street, we climbed off to do a little shopping and photography. We had decided to have breakfast ashore, and a shopkeeper recommended we take the funicular, which is located right in the Creek Street shopping area, up to the Cape Fog Lodge for a nice breakfast with a view. Sounded like a good idea to us...
|View of our ship from the restaurant at the Lodge.|
Not only did we have a delicious breakfast at the lodge, we enjoyed photographing a small area of totem poles situated in a grassy park area in front of the lodge.
After breakfast and totem-time we got a call from our friend, Carol, telling us there was a gentleman at the entrance to the Creek Street shops with a bald eagle...and some good photo opportunities. So we took the funicular back down and went looking for the "man with the eagle." He had drawn quite the crowd by the time we got there, everyone taking the rare opportunity to be so close to such a magnificent bird.
I wish we could have stayed longer in Ketchikan, but we managed to pack a lot of fun into our day, and enjoyed the views as we slowly pulled away, heading towards Victoria, BC.