Thursday, September 17, 2009
Our first port of call on our trip was Ketchikan. Ketchikan is famous for the totem poles, made by the Alaska natives. There are actually quite a few natives that still live off the land in the forest (although I'm not sure if they are around Ketchikan). We went and saw Totem Bight State Park, and then we went to the main street in town and walked along Creek Street, appropriately named due to the creek. At this time of year the salmon were spawning and the creek was full! There was one section of rapids the salmon had to jump up... I was amazed they made it! I snapped a shot of one jumping.