I'm in Vancouver now for the Annual General Meeting of The Writers' Union of Canada. The floor is still moving like the ship under my feet and I miss my room-mate who has gone back to Oregon. She and I will have to plot how to meet again, don't know when. I'm still trying to wrap the Alaskan cruise we have just completed (my roomie for the third time). So here comes Ketchikan and the Misty Fjords.
Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world and its history confirms this: in 1883 a man named Snow built a salmon saltery. Fishing always flourished; by 1900 the town, with a population of 800, was incorporated. Set in the southern part of Alaska it enjoys a temperate maritime climate, mild, but with heavy precipitation. I'm happy to report that for our three major excursions we had sunshine and temperatures in the mid to high 60s (Fahreneheit). Our misty fjords were not misty at all.