Ketchikan was a one-shot deal on these two off-season Alaskan back-to-back cruises. It was a substitute on Cruise #2 for the previous cruise’s Sitka visit, as weather made Sitka an iffy docking proposition. As Ketchikan is one of our favorite Alaskan destinations, Ursula and I were not disappointed at the substitution. The weather this morning alternated between sunny and drizzly. The picture below, for instance, was taken just 59 minutes after today’s lead photo above:
We attempted to wait out the alternating weather, but finally gave in as Ursula had in mind a special visit this day. You’ll see that Ketchikan destination on Wednesday. Today, however, we concentrate on the scenes we enjoyed upon arrival.
And since we had shifted to a balcony for Cruise 2 I took full advantage of sheltered picture taking from on high. Here is a Ketchikan panorama I took at 10:29 a.m.:
Three more photos taken as we waited for a potential break in the weather:
Well, we’ve waited long enough. Time to grab umbrellas and venture out onto the streets, beginning with this dockside statue entitled “The Rock” dedicated to historical figures from Ketchikan’s past:
Coming off the ship you’ll notice Front Street curves into town while Spruce Mill Way continues parallel to the cruise dock. Here are the businesses along Spruce Mill:
But if you want a Ketchikan sign for your scrapbook, turn left instead onto Front Street, walk over a block, and get your camera ready for this sight on Mission Street: