Our Final Day in Wrangell
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really enjoyed our stay in Wrangell. It
is a peaceful town with a population equal to a small college. We were recognized as visitors because
everyone knows everybody else in town.
The day started out rainy, but by midday the rain had stopped, so we
ventured out to take advantage of “tax free” day. Once a year Wrangell eliminates all taxes and
many shops also reduced prices by 25%, so it was the day to shop. Unlike other port cities on the inside
passage Wrangell has not succumbed to the cruise industry. They refused to give profits to the cruise
ships or allow them to open shops. The
only shopping is in the everyday Wrangell stores. We picked up a few items and then checked out
our usual haunts,
were scarce in those areas so we returned to the trailer to find the eagle
hanging out there. Behind the house
across the street from the campground was a jetty where many eagles were
perched waiting for scraps from the cannery on shore. Wanting to get down there, Fred knocked on the
door of the house and asked permission to go down to the beach. The owner was so pleased that we actually
asked permission, she said sure.
Apparently people just go down and sit on their property without
asking. When her husband returned home
from work, he is a fisherman, Fred thanked him as well. As we were closing down the trailer, the
husband came over with a bag of steamed Dungeness crabs. We have never had these before, so we ate
half at the ferry terminal before leaving.
We saved the others for tomorrow.
Tonight is our overnight on the ferry to