We are off again after renewing the ships stores, visiting with Mark and Ann from Shilshole who came up on a cruise liner and walking a 1/2 marathon called the Totem to Totem. April and I just heard we finsihed 6th out of 18.
Both Jim and I really enjoy the laid back atmosphere and friendly people of this town. We stayed at Bar Harbor where they still had us in their system from 05 and the office staff remembered us. This is a great location- between the two major grocery stores and away from down town- where on any given day the population of Ketchikan can change from 13,000 to 20,000+ due to cruise ships. The bus system works well but hitch hiking is faster.
We now have a permit for Glacier Bay so will slowly work our way north stopping where and when we want. We had another beautiful day covered about 58 miles with many pods of Dall porpoises, Humpback whale, sea lions, plus numerous birds surrounding us. We are tucked away in Santa Anna Inlet looking for bears-none so far.