Icy Straight Point, Hoonah Sightseeing, and now En Route to Ketchikan

Hoonah Travel Blog

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We reached our anchorage spot by 7 a.m. and headed to Hoonah via tender boats (also used as lifeboats, if ever needed).

This town is a quaint little village with about 80% of it occupied by the Tlingit (pronounced "Klinkit") people.  They have a nice little set-up there with lots of small shops, a Tribal Dance hall, a one-mile long zip line, and a bunch of other touristy attractions.  What was nice about this spot for us was that they only allow ONE cruise ship to visit at a time.  Therefore, we weren't competing with 5 other ships like we have at every previous stop.  Our Tlingit hosts were ALL very very warm and friendly and gave us lots of information about their culture.

Tonight our dinner (every night at 8:30 pm) is "formal" attire again, so we get to get all gussied up again.  :)  (Deb is thrilled about it! .... NOT!)  DId we mention yet that the food has been FANTASTIC??  Our waiter, Jerome, and his assistant, Bernard are top notch.  They have done tricks for us each night, even!  So I (Lori) began 'countering' these gifts with riddles that they need to solve!  Very fun.  The one Jerome has to solve for tonight is:  What is stronger than God, more evil than the devil, rich men want it, poor men have it, and if you eat it, you die?  (how would YOU do on this one?!?)

We just finished another trivia game and came in a modest fourth place.  (waaahhh!)  :)  Tomorrow Deb and Liz go sea-kayaking ... we'll let you know how it went!  We all miss you, ... but not so much that we want the week to end soon, or anything!

Write again to ya soon!  (maybe we'll be able to upload some pics for you to see soon!?!)

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