When the cruiseships leave town, Ketchikan is very quiet and deserted. When it's not raining, it's raining.
The way the sun peeks through the clouds over the water cast an eerie shadow on this church and the buildings way down the street.
This is a creek where the salmon spawn. I did not know that the mother dies after giving birth. So, it can be pretty smelly around here at times.
This is a view fom the creek where we sat on a bench after coming down the hill just to catch the enormous scene. A couple of kids are fishing on the other side.
This was installed in 2010 and, like many other travelers, I suspect, I too had an urge to crawl up on the rock, which was surrounded by signs warning us not to crawl up on the rock. The dude in the middle has a bird on his head.
I believe this is the Silver Seas cruiseship. There is a sign on one of the shops in town that says cruise ship passengers will not find that shop in their cruiseship materials of recommended shops because that store does not give a kickback to the cruiseline. Big cruiselines have formed "affiliated relationships" with many of their recommended vendors, which customers pay for when they buy from those vendors. I got the feeling that the store owner felt the kickback practice was highway robbery, which it is, but hey, this is America.