Two beautiful days provided amazing views and lots of fresh air out on the sea. Although I discovered taking photos in a boat, on the open water, is most difficult, I still enjoyed every moment.
The waters around the north end of Revillagigedo Island, where Ketchikan is located, did not disappoint. It was not yet the best time for fishing, so we just enjoyed the ride.
Below is a variety of photos taken from the boat 🚤
Twice we saw a humpback whale. This one below was a surprise, and not far off. Humpback whales can be 46-56 feet long and weigh up to 44 tons (Wikipedia).
A few eagle photos below:
I believe this to be a Bonaparte’s Gull:
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
~Jacques Yves Cousteau
Last but not least, our boat buddy, Jasper ❤
Ketchikan, Alaska is located on Revillagigedo Island, in Southeast Alaska.
According to Wikipedia:
Revillagigedo Island …rheh-vee-yə-hee-HAY-dhoh, …is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in Ketchikan Gateway Borough of the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. Running about 89 km (50 mi) north-south and 48 km (35 mi) east-west, it is 2,754.835 km² (1,063.65 mi²) in area, making it the 12th largest island in the United States and the 167th largest island in the world.
Alexander Archipelago is a group of about 1100 islands.