After all the wonderful weather we had at other times during the trip, Ketchikan was cloudy and rainy! The boat was comfortable enough and they had binoculars for everyone to use. They also provided some light snacks and hot chocolate or tea which was nice on a drippy day.
We still managed to see some eagles from very far away... very, very far away. My 35X optical zoom lens came in mighty handy or you'd only see a blurry speck.
It was fun to see these harbor seals sunning themselves on this cold day.
Yes, we did see some totems in the distance.
You can see here how far it was. You'd be better off on a land tour to truly see the beauty of the totems more clearly. Sunny weather would have helped too. Ketchikan is known for being rainy.
Yae!!! A whale sighting! Again... thank goodness for my 35X optical zoom.
Art had fun trying out the Captain's chair.
After the tour, we dropped off mom and Auntie Grace at the ship and went off to explore Ketchikan.
Remember those charms we were collecting and the coins? This was our last stop and this sales associate was super nice! She knew we didn't want to buy anything and said, "Oh go ahead and just try one thing on so I can hand over the stuff."
Art pointed to a ring and said, "I'll try this ring since it's my birthstone."
She laughed and said her birthday was also in the same month and told us her birth date. We were shocked! It was the same birthday as Art!!! She laughed again told us her sister's birthday. Good grief! It was the same birthday as Art's sister. It was just the weirdest thing. We can still hardly believe it!!!
Back at the ship we were in for another gourmet feast. This is Viktoria from Hungary who is serving Art some French Onion Soup.
Auntie Grace couldn't make up her mind which dish she would like to try. Our main server, Chris said, "No problem." Would you believe he brought her BOTH dishes? She was shocked and said she couldn't possibly eat all that food so.... ummmm... we all helped her.
Doesn't this dessert look amazing? It's called Menage a Trois (chilled mini raspberry panna cotta, tiny gateau opera, honey-hazelnut sermi freddo with nutella twist).
After that incredible meal, we were off to see another musical number that we enjoyed throughout the trip. With our regular 5:30 table by the window always waiting for us at the Pacific Moon we were always able to finish in time to see the shows.
It was perfect!