Ketchikan was a cool place. It has these gritty undertones that at times I’m not sure are there or if I am just imagining them. The bootleggers and prostitutes have moved out long ago but remnants of the old way of life can still be seen. The brothels of Creek Street have been converted to gift stores.
The seals in the harbor are playful and put on a show. They are incredible swimmers. There are a lot of salmon in the harbor and the seals effortlessly catch them. You can see the seals playing with and toying with the salmon before they enjoy their tasty lunch.
Ketchikan is a good place to stroll around and not see much. Get lost and try to see the gritty undertones. We went for a quick ride on the Cape Fox Hill-Creek Street Funicular, which is a mix between a cable car and a railroad cart. At the top was a hotel and nothing too much more. We walked back down the hill and strolled through town some more. There is a tiny little park by this eagle reserve and salmon hatchery that is nice. Supposedly the reserve and hatchery is closed, it was when we were there.
But there is salmon all over the place in Alaska so that was not really a big bummer. Strolling back through Creek Street we got to see these salmon.
We stopped at Annabelle’s Keg & Chowderhouse and grabbed some king crab legs one last time before we hopped back on the ship. We hung out on the ship before grabbing some sleep while the ship headed off for the Inside Passage and the ultimate destination of Vancouver.
The day cruising the Inside Passage was a nice relaxing day after spending the previous three days hanging out in three awesome Alaskan towns. There were still sites to see as always.
We grabbed dinner at the Italian restaurant on the ship which was pretty good. They had an Italian restaurant and a fancy seafood and steakhouse style grill on the ship that both provided a nice alternative to the buffet which became a little tiresome after the week.
The service on the ship was awesome. The staff knew my name before I ever saw them and we always had fun towel animals. Here we are with our rabbit.