Our final port of call-Ketchikan
It’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. Our 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.
There’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.The 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.
Finally 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.