In the spirit of that mantra, today we were booked the first flight of the day into Misty Fjords with Michelle of Island Wings - 8am!!! So, it was an early breakfast for us and then down to debark and set foot in Alaska! Here's a look at our final approach and the view when we first stepped off the ship at Berth #3...
Shoreline homes on Pennock Island just south of Ketchikan. Check out the angle of the aluminum walkways connecting the upper docks to the lower docks. The tidal fluctuations in Ketchikan are pretty significant, to the docks need ALOT of flexibility. This morning we're pretty much at low tide, or awfully close to it!
Our first ever glimpse of Ketchikan, approaching form the south. HAL's Ryndam in port ahead of us - curses!
One of the many unusual and cool fishing boats we encountered along the way - looks like they're flat lining for a little top water salmon action!
Just feet from shore, we step out of the debarkation area and onto the Berth #3 dock, getting a great look at part of the small boat harbor slips next to Berth #3 - and the beautiful weather to start our day!
We hurried our way towards solid ground, eager to make it to the Ketchikan Rain Gauge, our assigned meeting location to meet Shona from Island Wings for the short trip to their office.
2016 - Aug Millennium - Alaska 4.0!
2015 - Alaska 3.0!!! - Two week land tour, 2013 Oct Jewel of the Seas - Southern, 2012 July Radiance of the Seas - ALASKA 2.0!!, 2011 May Serenade of the Seas - Southern, 2010 March Carnival Dream - Western, 2009 May Radiance of the Seas - ALASKA!, 2008 April Adventure of the Seas - Southern, 2007 April Mariner of the Seas - Eastern, 2006 May Mariner of the Seas - Western, 2005 March Voyager of the Seas - Eastern