Our final stop on Alaska
soil was Ketchikan. Unfortunately, I was not able to see any of
the town other than where we had made port.
I was one of the first off of the boat and one of the last back on.
My excursion for the day was a boat ride from Ketchikan, through the
bay to view the fjords. The boat ride
was very cold, but quite beautiful. I spent
most of the time on top outside watching for bald eagles, seals, bears and any other
wild life I could spot.
We stopped to watch a bunch of seals sunning
themselves on some rocks for a while before continuing to the fjords.
When we got to our spot, I was amazed at the
beauty of the fjords. It was like an
Ansel Adams picture had come to life.
The way the mountains had been carved away my millions of years of water
was so amazing. We stayed in this little
cove amongst the fjords for about 30 minutes so we could all get the photos we
wanted and make sure everyone got their fill.
When we got back into town, I made a quick run
into the big tourist gift shop right there at the pier and picked up a few
things for friends & family, then hustled myself back to the ship. When I got back to the room, Jen was back
from her romp in town (she didn’t have an excursion that day) and we traveled upstairs
I really wish that we had been able to stay longer
in Ketchikan so
I wouldn’t have felt so rushed. I also would have liked to see more of the
city, but such is life when you are on a cruise. You are a victim of the schedule.