Creek Street, Ketchikan, Alaska

We cruised the Pacific coast of Alaska the Summer of 2016 with stops in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. Along the way we saw dozens of whales and witnessed them in schools creating bubble nets to ensnare prey; rode the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad along the steep Chikoot trail; and walked among a forest of ancient totem poles. Ketchikan is a seacoast village dubbed as the "Salmon Capital of the World." For untold prehistoric years it was a summer fish camp for Tlingit natives before the town was established in 1885. The watercolor shows Creek Street, the historic red-light district of brightly painted wooden buildings along both sides of Ketchikan creek.

November, 2016