We left Bellingham, Washington on Friday at 6:30 pm and finally arrived in our first port today (Sunday at 6:30 am). My dogs couldn’t have been happier to walk on solid ground. I’ll write another time about the experience of travelling with two dogs on the Alaska Marine Highway System (ferry).
With little time in port, I wanted to share a few of the photos I’ve taken so far. The weather on Friday and Saturday was spectacular making it hard for photos, but I’ll take that challenge to see what I’ve seen. Sunday started cloudy, but there are breaks of blue…fingers are crossed.
Friday Evening Sunset
This was the only sunset so far. Saturday night was too cloudy. The first photo was pre-sunset and the second was just as the sun fell below the horizon.
Saturday Morning Sunrise
AMAZING! I woke up at 4:30 am to capture the sunrise, but every time it was about to peak over the mountains we’d have moved on and were blocked by an even bigger mountain. Then all of a sudden there was a break and the glorious sun was waiting for me.
Dryad Point Lighthouse near Bela Bela
Boat House at Start of Finlayson Channel
View from back of Boat in Finlayson Channel
I have taken a ton of photos of the flag on the back of the boat. There was something about the United States flag as the forefront of the amazing scenery that just caught my eye.
Baby Bowhead Whale in Finlayson Channel
This little guy was having so much fun playing. We were pretty close, but it was still hard to get any good shots. I couldn’t be happier to have seen him.
Cruise Ships in Ketchikan
There were two ships docked and one coming in at the same time as us. Fortunately the cruise line dock was separate from where the ferry docks. These cruise ships definitely dwarfed the city of Ketchikan.
My Sleeping Quarters
It’s been so comfortable. I’ll write more about the experience later.
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