After two days at sea our first port of call was Ketchikan, Alaska, where we were greeted by enthusiastic short excursion guides – and clear skies! (Ketchikan is known for its rainy weather.)
After Carrieanna and I enjoyed our “private tour” of the Saxman Village Totem Park, we returned to the main part of town for another, more rowdy experience – the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show!
We had accessible front-row seating, which provided the added bonus of seeing these good-looking, strong young men up close!
Representing Alaska (and wearing silver hardhats) were Ray and Thomas. Their competition, representing Canada (and wearing black hardhats) were Will and Logan.
Our lovely lady MC kept the guys in line, and encouraged loud and boisterous audience participation!
The arena was divided into two cheering sections, one side chanting “USA” and the other cheering for the Canadians. (We were on the “Oh Canada” side!)
Competition included chopping, sawing, tree climbing, axe-throwing, log rolling, and ladies heart fluttering.
(Okay, that last category isn’t real, but these guys were all so good-looking that our hearts – and our eyelashes – were kept a’ fluttering!)
Here are some highlights:
This excursion was super fun and completely accessible! And the venue is only a block or two from the dock, which allowed for a leisurely window-shopping return to the ship.
(All photos: ©2016 ImagesByRJM)
2 replies on “Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | A Rowdy Good Time!”
This shows how much a good photographer can do for a blog.
Thank you, Ted!!