In Ketchikan, we hopped on a seaplane to tour Misty Fjords National Monument. I really have no idea why this area is a monument versus a park or preserve. Nonetheless, I was still a bit nervous about the plane....but I was determined to enjoy the experience.
And, wow, what an experience! Taking off and landing on water is AMAZINGLY smooth! I never would have thought!
After leaving Ketchikan, we headed to Misty Fjords. Thankfully, the weather cleared up and we had sun - sun! Our pilot was amazed by the weather....so it's apparently pretty rare!
The scenes outside my window were incredible. I quickly snapped photos, afraid I would miss something.
Halfway through our flight, we landed on pristine Manzoni Lake. I've never seen anything so beautiful! I clenched my teeth, descended the steps of the plane, and took some photos from the pontoon.
Soon, we were in the air again. We flew over a waterfall....and rainbow!
The entire experience was a bit surreal. We landed and soon we were back on the ship. What a great day!