After a very wet visit to Skagway it was nice to arrive in Ketchikan to nicer weather. Oddly enough a town that brags about being one of the wettest places in the country and even has a monument to the rainfall!
The view from the boat dock was my first sketch; of the coloured houses and forest backdrop before we went for a walk into town.
We were fortunate that as we turned left off the boat we came to the old part of town; Creek Street where the house were on stilts. They were now restored buildings of the old Bawdy houses, the 1800's 'Red Light District' and new craft shops and galleries had taken their place. A really interesting area and fascinating area to explore.
We then followed the stream for a way enjoying the scenery. Unfortunately a couple of weeks too early for the Salmon run upstream.
As well as the old houses, it was interesting to view the varied artists on display. Some demonstrating their cultural heritage, others capturing local scenes.
An enjoyable last visit to a town in Alaska, with a sea day tomorrow, heading back to Vancouver.