Day 6- Ketchikan

Rather than dark and rainy on arrival, today we were gifted 1000 for an arrival time. Along with cold and rainy. It wasn’t Minnesota cold or Ottawa cold but according to a couple of the Florida flowers on the ship, it was coooolddd. There was cold rain with the occasional sting, but that was about it. According to several of the shop keepers – Ketchikan doesn’t get much snow. Just rain, sleet, and iced over roads most of the winter. This time I had enough sense to toss on a vest and cover it and me with a raincoat – I knew I packed it for some reason – and headed off the ship when the initial rush was over.

I’ve been here before so had a couple of planned stops on my list. We were at Berth 3, so directly in town and easy walking distance from just about everything.

There is the fire station –

with one of their original engines.

There is art in the form of wall pieces, walls, and benches –

I visited Parnassus Books and Whale’s Tail Quilt Shop before just wandering around a bit more. It is not quite season’s end here (like it was in Sitka). There are ships due through until ~ 27 Oct. I found a couple of books I might want, but they are heavy so I refrained. And discovered some 8wt metallic thread which I may give a try to as a single strand substitute for Kreinik.

The sunset was lovely –

and I managed a bit more stitching over all –

putting me just over 33%. I am caught up on my other projects (which have new portions drop on the 30th & 1st) so I really don’t want to start anything else. At least with the stained glass feel to the rose, I can easily see some progress…

Tomorrow is a sea day; I am changing cabins so will have to get organized at some point during the day. My current plan is to get off ship, take a bit of a hike, then get back on when boarding starts so that I can attend the Back-2-Back luncheon in the dining room…. we will see…

Oh, yes. time zone change tonight from Alaska DST to Vancouver Time (PDT).


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Day 6- Ketchikan

  1. Ron says:

    Why are you changing cabins on such a short cruise?

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