Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ketchikan PM

For our next adventure we arranged for the kayak company to pick us up at the park.  It never hurts to ask a company for special things.  We used Ketchikan Kayak Company.  It was much cheaper than the ships tour and if you pay cash its even less expensive. 

Every one in our group had kayaked before so we suited up and got onto the water.  Michael and I used a tandem kayak.  This was the first time we had done this on a tour.  It worked out well and made for a more relaxing trip. 
 We headed out across the bay to go around some islands.  In the distance we saw whales.  They were a few miles away so I wasn't able to get a picture.  I am sort of happy I wasn't close to the whales. I couldn't imagine being in a kayak and whales pop up near you, YIKES!
We had calm waters around the island.

The guides took us around a few island and we saw starfish, seal lions, and eagles.  The guides were very survivor manish,they told us about the kelp forests and how we could eat certain parts of the plant…..  It was very interesting. 
Along the shores tidal pool we saw colorful starfish.

Overall we only paddled 3 miles. 
 It was an easy peasy paddle. 

This eagle was guarding the harbor as we paddled back to the dock.  So cool!

It was a fabulous day on the water!

Thanks Howard and Brian, from Ketchikan Kayaking Co. for a great trip!


Kay Wallace said...

A magical trip! Brilliant photography!

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Denise van Deventer said...

Wow...such stunning photo's! Awesome!

Stephanie M said...

Love, love, love your photo's, especially the starfish one.