Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Alaska: Ketchikan & Inside Passage

Itinerary
May 18-21 Anchorage
May 21 Board Cruise in Whittier
May 22 Cruise Yakutat Bay | Hubbard Glacier
May 23 Cruise Glacier Bay
May 24 Skagway
May 25 Juneau
May 26 Ketchikan
May 27 Cruise Inside Passage
May 28-29 Vancouver

We woke up to rain in Ketchikan which was disappointing but luckily our zip-line tour ran rain or shine so all was good. It stopped raining by the time we got into the rain forest (go figure!) so we had nice zip-lining weather! Justin, dad, Mark, Keith, Allison and I went on the excursion. There were 7 runs, including 2 over the water, as well as a mini-ropes course. Justin conquered his fear of heights!! He wasn't a fan of the ropes course but I think he enjoyed the actual "zipping." After our tour my mom and I walked around the town and shopped :) Luckily the rain held out until we returned to the boat!

Very ominous day
Lots of boats in the harbor
One of my favs from Ketchikan

Ziplining!

We were in the Alaskan Rainforest!
Dad & Justin all harnessed up and ready to go!
So ready to zip!
Keith and Allison...ready or not!
Our first "obstacle" - we had to walk across this log
Pondering this first challenge...the ropes course was the scariest part!
Keith running across the beam...leaving Allison in the dust!
View from the platform in the water - so pretty!

Just try to tell me he didn't enjoy this!
Pretty blue flower :)
We cruised the Inside Passage on our way from Ketchikan to Vancouver. There was some pretty scenery but not too great weather.

Lots and lots of trees
Forest!


Really calm water


Hair twins with their faux-hawks...courtesy of their on-board hairdresser...me!

Next up: Last post of our Alaskan Adventure...Vancouver, Canada!