ALASKA

July 28, 2009

Ketchikan – Aleutian Ballad

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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8:00AM, we grabbed the early bird on the Aleutian Ballad. Even with Alaska time, it’s still early! Sunrise is at 5:00AM! Don’t waste any time walking between the cruise ship and the crab boat. Some folks were late and they were left behind.

One Meg Animation of ten photos.

One Meg Animation of ten photos.

Eagle Flight

Grabbing dinner on the fly.



Give the whale image time to load (photographed in sequence just after Photo #508 below.) We also watched an eagle come in on the fly for a chunk of fish. Other than one perched in a nest, it was the only one that we saw that day. Yes, it was on native controlled waters. No, it was not being fed hot dogs or other garbage. No, we did not get all teary and whine like a greeny because the eagle got an extra fish to eat that day. This cruise package was an EXCELLENT experience for young and old, but if you are hung up on “save the animals” don’t go. If you want to experience Alaska for a fun event, don’t miss it! Camera on fast shutter while trying to keep the sea legs steady.


And the sun sets on the first day.

Sunrise and another day begins.

Docking at Ketchikan Alaska

Docking at Ketchikan Alaska

Spending the morning on the Aleutian Ballad

Spending the morning on the Aleutian Ballad

The captain in the wheelhouse.

The captain in the wheelhouse.

What a view! My camera needed to be fast!

What a view! My camera needed to be fast!

Sea Lions line the island shore.

Sea Lions line the island shore.

Let the show begin!

Let the show begin!

A shark for the display tank.

A shark for the display tank.

A day of scenic viewing!

A day of scenic viewing!

Annie enjoying the view from the upper deck.

Annie enjoying the view from the upper deck.

Two hands full.

Two hands full.

Annie and the King Crab

Annie and the King Crab




Viewing Tanks and Prawn Traps

Viewing Tanks and Prawn Traps

A prawn from the trap.

A prawn from the trap.

Annie and the Prawns

Annie and the Prawns

Ejecting the Prawn Traps back to the water.

Ejecting the Prawn Traps back to the water.

Ugggghh! An Octopus!

Ugggghh! An Octopus!

Hang on tight! It's an Eel!

Hang on tight! It's a Wolf Eel!

He can hold it - not me!

He can hold it - not me!

End of the fishing trip.

End of the fishing trip.

Back at the Veendam dock.

Back at the Veendam dock.

Chief Johnson Totem Pole near Creek Street

Chief Johnson Totem Pole near Creek Street

We rode up the hillside and walked back down.

We rode up the hillside and walked back down.

Totem Park at the top of Cape Fox Hill.

Totem Park at the top of Cape Fox Hill.

The Veendam from the hillside.

The Veendam from the hillside.

The famed Creek Street of Ketchikan

The famed Creek Street of Ketchikan

Leaving Ketchikan heading for Juneau

Leaving Ketchikan heading for Juneau


For more on the Aleutian Ballad, see my earlier page.

Next Page: Juneau, Alaska.

1 Comment

  1. Hi Harry,
    Thank you so much for sharing these great pictures with us! It looks like you had a great day with our crew. I will be sure to send them around to the boys to enjoy. We hope to welcome you back on board again soon!
    Kind regards,
    Meg Nichols
    Chief Operations Officer
    Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour
    Commercial Fishing Adventures, LLC

    Comment by Meg Nichols — August 25, 2009 @ 1:44 PM

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