It was another early start aboard the ms Rotterdam as our port of call was only a morning stop. The boat got in to Ketchikan at 7am this morning and we managed to drag ourselves ashore before 8am. No easy feat at this point! Plus, our luck with the weather ran out today, no wonder it’s dubbed the ‘capital of liquid sunshine’!
We started out by visiting Creek Street, a boardwalk once infamous for being full of brothels. Dollys is now the only building still set up to look like one, but we skipped the tour as one brothel visit this trip is probably more than enough; plus it looked a lot more tacky and less authentic than the Oasis in Wallace, ID.
At one point I turned a corner to find one member of staff dress completely in a firemans uniform, extinguisher and all…slightly unnerving. But 15 minutes later things were back to normal. Lucky we were still docked I guess! Being that we didn’t get burnt or have to abandon ship, we got a pretty good view of downtown from the top deck of the ship, but overall we didn’t think much of Ketchikan.
We spent the afternoon chilling at sea and I finally got my naked Ryan Reynolds as ‘The Proposal’ happened to be on TV. What a coincidence!
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