Our final port of call-Ketchikan

DSC_3245_tonemappedIt’s time I conclude the final post on our May trip while I can still remember the details. With the continual creating & shipping of my driftwood furniture the keeping up with my journalism endeavors has been sorely neglected. DSC_3247_tonemappedOur final stop before heading back to Vancouver & then home was to the port city of Ketchikan, the southernmost city in Alaska. The excursion that we chose to go on was the spectacular Misty Fjords National Monument, lying just 22 miles east of Ketchikan & is a natural mosaic of sea cliffs, steep fjords and rock walls jutting 3000 ft straight out of the ocean. Extending 2.3 million acres across Tongass National Forest, Misty Fjords is the largest wilderness in Alaska’s national forests and the second largest in the nation.

DSC_3258_tonemappedThere’s 2 ways to experience the beauty of this wilderness-by seaplane or by boat. After reading about a tragic plane accident that took the lives of some Holland America passengers last year, we decided the boat ride was the way we wanted to go.DSC_3390The air was chilly, the skies were crystal clear & the views were breathtaking, including the chance encounter with a small pod of orcas or killer whales. DSC_3328

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For the next couple of hours it was just the wonder of soaking in the splendor of this landscape.DSC_3518_19_20_fused

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DSC_3531A few seals just catching some sun as we all scrambled to take their pictures.

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DSC_3578_tonemappedFinally back to our floating home for the week to board & enjoy one more night before returning to Orlando. A truly remarkable & memorable time to spend with my family & to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation.

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4 comments on “Our final port of call-Ketchikan
  1. Sharyn says:

    Beautiful pictures. I feel like I have been to Alaska Thank you so much for taking the time to share!

  2. driftwooddecor says:

    Thanks Sharyn. You can’t help but take great pictures as you’re surrounded by beauty. I hope that someday you & Jeff can take that cruise.

  3. Joanne Hurwitz says:

    Magnificent pictures! Beauty untouched! Thanks for sharing with all of us. Glad you had such a nice
    time with your family.

    Regards,
    Joanne Hurwitz

  4. Don says:

    Thanks Joanne……truly a trip of a life time.

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