|Creek Street buildings|
This was the only day we got rain--a fine mist. I left the ship wearing a rain coat, but when we got off the bus at the sanctuary I was a little concerned that if the rain started coming down harder the phone and camera in my purse would get wet. Before we started our walk the guide offered plastic ponchos. Tony and I took advantage of them.
The sanctuary used to be a logging area, and some of the sawmill buildings are still in place. One of them held a small raptor center, where we got to see several birds up close. In another building a Native totem pole carver was hard at work. Examples of his finished poles were on display outside the sanctuary's gift shop.
Officially, the tour bus was supposed to drive us back to the ship. However, when the driver asked if anyone would like to get off on the edge of Creek Street (several blocks away from the dock) most of the people took advantage of the offer. Tony and I browsed through some shops, bought some salmon to bring home, then walked back to the ship for lunch.
This was a great way to start the trip to Alaska.
|public art outside the port|
Five years ago today: Sweltering Stroll