So many people have no idea about Alaska, some think it’s West of Mexico others think that it’s smaller then Washington. The truth is that Texas is Alaska’s little sister. This depiction over the U.S. map shows it’s real size. The vastness, the size between towns and villages, the untouched wilderness. There are still unexplored parts. The population of the whole state last I heard was still below 800,000. A lot of towns in the lower states have that much or more. This has been home for the last 18 years. The wildlife is so increadable, the landscapes are so open. I believe everyone needs to visit the state sometime either on a cruise or a trip to Anchorage or Fairbanks, or watch the ididarod dog race. We do speak English, we do not live in igloos. There is not 6 months of darkness and 6 months of light. Alaska really is the last great frontier. There are many great people who call the 49th state home.
As my wife and I have traveled around the USA, I have realized that no matter where you are at you can have incredible sunrises and sunsets. Living on an island in Alaska, Ketchikan also has its share. Though it rains here alot (we get 15 FEET of rain a year), when its sunny, the sunsets can be very awesome.
Had a few more totems to share for now. The video is Potlatch Park in Ketchikan Alaska. This is a park right next to Totem Bight state park.
Here is a video that I posted on Vimeo of some totems.
So here is another quick video I made for the LTE tour in Ketchikan Alaska. The tour is about 3 1/2 to 4 hours in length. They pick people up on the cruise ship dock then take you to their boat. This just shows more highlights. They give you a snack on the boat during the tour. The boat captains get you close to the Totems and the light house. The Totems are one of Alaska’s state parks, Totem Bight. The lighthouse is on Guard Island near Ketchikan.
Living in Ketchikan Alaska I see eagles every day. Rain, wind, sunny skies it doesn’t matter, eagles are out. It never gets tired or old. I currently am writing an e-book just on eagles. I will let you know when it’s completed. Ketchikan is a very tourist orientated town from spring to fall. One of the tours that I have gone on many times is called “The Lighthouse, Totems and Eagles” tour. I will publish an article just on them soon. I highly recommend it. So this clip is part of a DVD that I was making them. On the tour they show you about 10 eagles nests, as well as some totem poles and a light house.
One of the many places local go to relax when it’s not raining is ward Lake. There is a trail that you can walk around the whole lake. It also has day use spots as well as some campgrounds. It is located about 5 miles from town. Very peaceful and relaxing there.