Before leaving Juneau I spent time at the State Museum checking out native art and history. It dawned on me that all native tribes share a set of equal qualities. Whether you are a Native in Alaska, the Americas or Africa, most natives were never wasteful, preserved or found use for all of their prey, and had an infatuation with art and spirituality. As a result they were extraordinarily grateful and appreciative of the world that they lived in. I wonder how challenged we are in todays world with our smart phones, internet, and TV? Maybe it helps explain why Americans in general (I know I am caught in it sometimes therefore I can partially generalize) are so wasteful compared to countries whose economies are more needy. Anyway, the museum was pretty neat. Natives were incredible, intuitive, and revolutionary; I have always had an obsession with them.
|My bed for a couple nights.|
|Petersburg by night|
I spent two nights on my ferry pallet and arrived in Ketchikan, the world's Salmon capital of the world in the early morning. I decided to give Jonathen and Kelly a ride into town, had breakfast at a local joint, where I had my first real meal in two days. I had two biscuits and gravy, three eggs, four sausage links, and a pancake. Afterwards, I dropped them off and then met up with Bill in town! We decided to drop my vehicle at the bed and breakfast spot he booked and we drove all around the island enjoying the last sunny forecasted day of the week.
We were looking for spots to fish and while hiking could not believe that we were hanging out in Ketchikan! For dinner, we met up with Nick, who looks like he has been doing great, and had a delicious seafood fajita meal, with Halibut, Shrimp, and Scallops. Bill and I left Nick to work his last day tomorrow while we went home and I unloaded and re-sorted my vehicle. I cannot tell you how nice it is to see family after so long, let alone being pampered to a B&B place and great food.
|Starfish on a jetty.|
|Rockfish I caught on a rock pier near dark.|