Arrival at Icy Straight Point
At about 11.15 am the ship came to the dock and after a short wait we were off the ship and walking through the buildings after the dock.
Above us we can see the zip line that looked incredibly high above us. After the museum and shops in the old cannery we came to the bus turn around and bought tickets for the ride into Hoonah. We were the first passengers of the day and our driver was busy explaining about the island and living in Hoonah.
The island had a blanket 20 mph speed limit. Our bus driver told us that the island’s two cops and single state trooper did enforce the limit. As we came close to the town we came to a gap in the cliff that cut across the road. All around the road were piles of rocks. There had been a tunnel through the cliff to the town but a few years back the whole tunnel was blown up and the road simply pushed through instead.
Once in the town at the buses turn around we stopped at the side of a totem pole laid down outside a building.
There are lady came out and introduced herself as being a representative of the tribal counsel and offered to teller us the story told by the totem pole.
Further down the road opposite the school we found the eagle’s nest and we watched as one of the parents arrived to feed the chicks. Later it flew off back away and headed out across the town.
Lunch at the Fisherman’s Daughter
Our lunch was at The Fisherman’s Daughter restaurant. By now the sun was high in the sky and the temperature was climbing. The restaurant did not serve alcohol so I had a ginger flavoured lemonade to have a little with my two chicken tacos-both delicious.