Today was incredible. The ship pulled into Ketchikan around 5:30 am this morning and I was already out on deck. All the little colored houses among the hills welcomed us into this totally charming town. Today’s excursion was the Misty Fjords Wilderness Explorer, which was a boat ride through the fjords. A fjord is basically a path cut out by a glacier then filled with water. The snow-capped surrounding mountains, waterfalls and greenage all made the trip amazing.
And I was soooo lucky to encounter some wildlife as well – we saw killer whales, seals, and bald eagles! I was constantly changing lenses (which was a bit of a pain, but oh well – I wanted the shots!) and whenever there was a sighting, everyone would get excited and they would slow down the boat so everyone could see.
On the way back they served hot soup and crackers topped with fresh smoked salmon – perfect!
After returning to Ketchikan, I had a bit of time to walk around town, but wish we had stayed longer! Tomorrow is Juneau though, and will be there from early morning until 9 at night. For now, some photos from Ketchikan…