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Bad hair day

Today we encountered our first glitch of the trip.  We arose early to get into downtown Ketchikan to meet the tour we were scheduled to take.  We were going to Misty Fjords and were to be at the rain gauge at 7:15 am.  At 7:15 we were there and the tour folks were not.  We waited until about 7:30 and then attempted to get in touch with the tour company.  We had everything but their phone number.  Since they are located in Juneau their number was not in the phone book, so it was off to the internet café.  After several visits waiting for the café to open, I finally got their number and contacted them.  They were very apologetic and made to calls to find out that the tour folks said they were there, but didn’t see us.  We spoke to every tour group we saw, and they were not there.

So, after getting a refund for our trip, we rescheduled for tomorrow and decided to explore the southern end of Ketchikan.  We headed to Saxman Totem Park.  The attendant at the park pointed out to us the eagle’s nest across the street.  I don’t know how he knew we liked eagle’s nests.  After exploring the park, we continued on south.  We soon came upon a nice waterfall.  The scenery along the drive was nice, unfortunately the sky was gray and overcast after some morning rain. 

We also did a little window shopping along the waterfront.  After which we stopped for some groceries and returned to the campground to enjoy our eagles.

Tomorrow we will try the Misty Fjords trip again.
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Bad hair day
Bad hair day
Campground juvenile
Campground juvenile
Another juvenile in the campground
Another juvenile in the campground
Fred at Saxman Park
Fred at Saxman Park
Ketchikan waterfall
Ketchikan waterfall
Clan house
Clan house
Saxman totems
Saxman totems
Totem
Totem
Ketchikan
photo by: Hummingbird