The usual morning routine. In spite of not having to rush or be anywhere at a certain time we were both awake by 7am. As we arrived into Ketchican we were greeted with this amazing rainbow.
Around 9am we headed up to breakfast at Windjammers. After nearly 3 weeks away I’m not feeling much like anything fancy. I didn’t even want a bagel today and had cereal – something I very rarely choose to have!
Ketchican is a lovely looking town.
We got off the ship and visited the Visitors Information. Kevin decided he wanted to do the ziplines. It doesn’t appeal to me. We got him booked in and went to make a booking for the lumberjack show. Unfortunately there was no show after Kevin got back so he’d have to miss out.
We wandered through the shops and did finally got some nice gifts to take home. Went back on board and had an early lunch from the Park Cafe in the Solarium- quesidialla for me, roast roll for Kevin – which we again bought back to our deck.
Kevin went off for his zipline tour at 11.45pm. He enjoyed it but felt it could have been made better. I think he wanted less controls on what he could do :-).
At 12.30pm I headed off to the Lumberjack show. I was bit early so wandered through some more shops.
I got some popcorn to enjoy in the show and it was so good, much better than our “movie” popcorn. It was hard to get a good photo I was balancing the popcorn, a can of drink, my bag and my camera :-).
I really enjoyed the show. It was funny, entertaining and the men’s strength and skill impressive. It was done as a contest between USA and Canadian lumberjacks.
The guys getting ready to race to the top of these poles – boy, they seemed to run up them – amazing.
And the winner was not Canada, the side I was sitting on :-(.
After the show I went for a walk around the town.
And up to Creek Street, which is where they moved the red light district way back when, across the street and out of the town.
Back to the ship and I went to get another quesidilla for afternoon tea…..I think I’m addicted :-). Kevin arrived back shortly afterwards. He tried to have a nap and I lay outside reading (and finishing) my book. It was another gorgeous afternoon on the balcony.
The ship set sail at 5.3pm and we sadly said our farewells to Alaska and Ketchican. Can’t believe next time we’re ashore we’ll be in Canada.
We went to the 7pm show of Piano Man – which we discovered we’d seen before an another cruise but still thoroughly enjoyed again.
And then went to dinner at Windjammers at 8pm – which is late dining for us indeed. Then back to our room where we actually got to see a lovely sunset. So nice to have the sun actually setting BEFORE we go to sleep.
We also got another towel animal – a swan.
Tomorrow : A lazy day at sea.