Alaska Cruise, 2023

When I traveled here in the early 70s, Ketchikan was a rough town loaded with bars for the lumbermen and fishermen who lived here. Now it is all jewelry stores and gift stores for the tourists. There were 4 cruise ships, today, when we were in port. That is typical for almost six months annually.

Allyn boated out to crab pots and then went back for a yummy crab feast. She ate a lot!

You may find it is interesting to note that the fresh crab in this part of Alaska is Dungeness, not Alaska King Crab.


Probably the trip sightseeing highlight was the Sitka experience of seeing the salmon spawning upstream. They are like a magnet for the local brown bears.

We have traveled Alaska many times and the glacier viewing is always one of our favorites. Unfortunately we were weathered out this trip. However when the fog lifted the clouds right on water was a sensational view.

We chose this trip again in order to spend time with my sister and brother-in-law who live in Seattle so were then able to join us.

It was a poker cruise and I was able to best the field of 98 to win the main event. It’s hard to beat poker and cruising.

6 Responses so far.

  1. Reyna and Steve Gustav says:

    So glad you both felt well enough to go❣️
    And so happy to see you enjoying❤

  2. Marv says:

    Great photos, guys… Thanks for sending them along. So glad to see that Allyn is traveling and obviously enjoying every minute. Very best…Marv

  3. Sandra says:

    Need to ask did you teach your sister Poker or did she teach you Poker. Congrats on the win and so glad to see your beautiful wife back enjoying life.

  4. Elaine Berkson says:

    Loved your latest cruise. Many thanks for sharing it with us. Elaine

  5. Marlyse says:

    You continue to amaze & inspire! Love catching the snippets! xox

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