In Ketchikan Harbor, Alaska
Sorry it has been so quiet here the last few days. I'm on the Sun Princess cruise ship and I have been so busy the last few days that I have not had a chance to get the wireless connection set up. the cost is high--about $0.75 per minute--so this is going to be short and to point. I will probably be blogging pictures over the next couple of days, but don't expect gobs of thoughtful analysis of the day's events (or what I usually blog, either), just because time spent online is expen$ive.
We saw whales--lots of whales--on Sunday as we left the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and yesterday as we went north between Queen Charlotte Island and British Columbia.
We walked around Ketchikan today--very disappointing. It is a picturesque little Alaska fishing village whose primary industry now is catering to the cruise ships, so it seems to have more jewelry stores (high end ones at that) than it has of any other business.