It has been nearly three weeks since Stan and I took our little jaunt up to Southeastern Alaska. Life interceeded and I have not been able to post the final pictures of our trip. I am making time to do so right now.
|Mountains jutting up through the clouds.|
|A cruise ship making it's way into port in Ketchican. It was still a way out, but it was expected to land while we were in town.|
|Coming into Ketchican, you landed on the opposite side of the channel from the town. The landing strip looked a little scary from above.|
|A little better picture of it as we approached. You land on the far left side and then make a sharp right at the end on the runway, go down a hill and taxi to the end once again and then down to the terminal. Kind of interesting. Three levels.|
|In this picture, the ferry is across the channel from the airport. It comes over and ferries you across to the Ketchican side of the channel for a small fee.|
|We saw several Eagle in the area. They are so amazing to watch. The grace of their flight in comparison to their size is amazing to me.|
|Ketchican Creek that flows through town. Much of the old town is built around this creek.|
|There were four cruise ships along the docks downtown. There are two more slips further out of the downtown area and they were expecting both to be occupied by evening.|
|Ketchican boasts being the Salmon Capital of the world. She was also, once upon a time, a logging town. Sadly so many regulations have severely curtailed both industries. She relies more and more upon the tourist trade now.|
|I just liked the tunnel going under the hill, the house atop the tunnel and the stairs going up.|
|I am thinking if one were to do these stairs even once a day, up and down, you would never have to worry about having thunder thighs. Stan thinks they would make an amazing bobsled run in the winter.|
|Almost home. Can you see the Space Needle?|
|Coming in for a landing, Both of our sports arenas below us.|
|Mount Rainier. We will be on the ground within minutes.|
I guess I will just have to wait until tomorrow morning and see which way the wind is blowing when we get up.
Do you have fun plans for the weekend?