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DSC_0503 (We boarded the Zaamdam in Seward, Alaska.  It seemed to be waiting for us--maybe literally.  We arrived just 20 minutes before it sailed from our Portage Lake Glacier and Kenai Peninsula excursion by motor coach.)
DSC_0510_0511 (Zaamdam stateroom 1092 on Dolphin Deck, Deck 1.)
DSC_0512 (Center organ sculpture in Atrium of Zaamdam  Promenade Deck  5  with winding stair case between Decks 4 and 5.  2013:08:26 15:50:36  Exposure time: 1/13  F-stop: 3.5  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 18mm)
DSC_0513 (Top of the Atrium organ sculpture in Atrium of Zaamdam  Promenade Deck  5  2013:08:26 15:49:52  Exposure time: 1/15   F-stop: 3.5  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 18mm)
DSC_0527_0528 (Lido Deck (8) pool.  The top rolls off, but rarely in Alaska I would imagine.)
DSC_0535 (Leaving Vancouver from the rear outdoor Sea View Pool on Lido Deck (8))
DSC_0538 (Lido Deck Pool aft of the Lido Restaurant)
DSC_0533 (Heading out of Vancouver from the top Sports Deck (9))
DSC_0543 (This is the next day on the bow of the ship forward of the Promenade Deck accessed by doors, usually locked, to the side of the Mondriaan Lounge Theater stage (note security man).  We were here watching for whales heading up into Glacier Bay.  That is, we were heading up into Glacier Bay.  I don't know where the whales were going.      2013:08:27 11:10:19  Exposure time: 1/1000  F-stop: 16.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 11mm)
DSC_0546 (Going up Glacier Bay from the bow of the Zaamdam watching for whales, sea otters, seals.  2013:08:27 11:14:52  Exposure time: 1/1600  F-stop: 10.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 70)
DSC_0548 crop enlarge 175% (Sea otters in Glacier Bay   2013:08:27 11:15:54  Exposure time: 1/3200  F-stop: 7.1 ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 300mm cropped and enlarged 150%  Distance estimated at 200+ yards)
DSC_0549 crop enlarge 150% (Sea otters in Glacier Bay   2013:08:27 11:16:01  Exposure time: 1/3200  F-stop: 7.1 ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 300mm cropped and enlarged 175%        Distance estimated at 200+ yards)
DSC_0556 crop sharpen sharpen edges enlarge 175% (Sea Otters 2013:08:27 11:21:19  Exposure time: 1/4000  F-stop: 8.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 300mm cropped, sharpened, edge sharpened, enlarged 175%  Distance at least 200 yards)
DSC_0559 (Route into Glacier Bay.  We took left turn into the western arm at the north end of the Bay which is the Johns Hopkins Arm to see the Johns Hopkins Glacier
after cruising all the first day and most of morning of the second day.)
DSC_0005 (Glacier Bay from bow deck)
DSC_0015 (Glacier Bay from bow deck)
DSC_0016 (Gloomy Knob in Glacier Bay        2013:08:27 12:45:49  Exposure time: 1/1250  F-stop: 9.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 70mm)
DSC_0020 (Sea otter very far away)
DSC_0030 (Glacier melting and feeding another one and wetting it and melting (?) It  2013:08:27 13:15:06  Exposure time: 1/1000
F-stop: 8.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 70mm)
DSC_0041 (Reid (??) Glacier in Glacier Bay  2013:08:27 13:36:48  Exposure time: 1/3200  F-stop: 7.1  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 135 mm)
DSC_0053 (Lamplugh (??) Glacier in glacier Bay  2013:08:27 13:48:09  Exposure time: 1/1250  F-stop: 9.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 70mm)
DSC_0054 (Ice fields and glacier, Glacier Bay, Alaska        2013:08:27 14:12:28  Exposure time: 1/1600  F-stop: 10.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 125mm)
DSC_0078 (Ice field and glacier  Glacier Bay, Alaska        2013:08:27 14:12:28  Exposure time: 1/1600  F-stop: 10.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 125mm)
DSC_0081 (The edge or face of the Johns Hopkins Glacier wide field view  2013:08:27 14:17:22  Exposure time: 1/1250  F-stop: 9.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 116mm)
DSC_0099_0100 (Gull landed then shortly took off)
DSC_0112 (Watching for calving.  Gull flying in front of Johns Hopkins Glacier, Glacier Bay, Alaska.)
DSC_0114 (Blue Ice in Glacier Bay.  The light shins through the ice either from behind where all but the blue visible wavelengths are absorbed by the ice or, in this case, from the front, and then the non absorbed blue light is internally reflected back out toward the viewer.)
DSC_0122 (Other spots of blue ice)
DSC_0127 (Black legged Kittiwake (probably))
DSC_0128 (Mew Gulls (perhaps))
DSC_0131 (Many of the passengers out watching for calving.   2013:08:27 14:56:48  Exposure time: 1/1000  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 18mm)
DSC_0139 (I was standing at the rail looking at a different part of the glacier face, and when I heard a loud report like a rifle shot I started an automatic sequence of photos of this Calving Event by holding down the shutter button.  This was probably the largest calving I saw.  The glacier often cracked like a rifle shot, and groaned and creaked, but calving was rare, although we did see about 6.  My pictures are unspectacular, except for this one, because they was over before I could swing the wide field 18-55mm lens to one.  Use of the 70-300mm lens was unfeasible since they lasted only a second or 3 or four.  Some shot movies, to catch an event from start to finish.  This photo, the first of the series was recorded as     2013:08:27 15:22:00  Exposure time: 1/1000  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 48mm.  Time as recorded by the camera is 3:22 and 0 seconds.)
DSC_0142 (Same Calving event taken approximately 1 second later (camera records time to nearest second, so it could have been as much as nearly 2 seconds later).  2013:08:27 15:22:01  Exposure time: 1/1000  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 48mm)
DSC_0147 (This is the last of a series of photos of this event I took, and the camera recorded the time as 15:22:04.  It was the 9th in the series, so given that the camera only records whole seconds, the elapsed time is 4 seconds +/- 1/2 second at each end of the sequence, so this photo was taken 4 +/- 1 second after the first one I took.)
DSC_0148 (Aftermath of the Calving Event taken 21 seconds +/- 2 seconds later as recorded by camera as 2013:08:27 15:22:21  Exposure time: 1/800  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 48mm.  This is the 10th photo of this event I took)
DSC_0159 (Spreading ice bergs after all of the Calving as we were leaving.  2013:08:27 17:03:14  Exposure time: 1/400  F-stop: 11.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 70mm
Time as recorded by the camera is 5:03 and 14 seconds.)
DSC_0183 (The next morning we awoke after cruising all night in Haines, Alaska near the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve)
DSC_0186 (Getting on rafts for float, Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.  Our guide is the near bearded one facing us.  Other guides helped us into our life vests.)
DSC_0188 (Bundled up early morning for float trip about 8 AM Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
   They gave Sharon a new life vest.  I got this old ratty one.)
DSC_0195 (Eagle!  I don't see it, but I take a photo just in case.  It is low light, heavy overcast, note slow shutter speed required at ISO 1600, boat bobbing fair amount, so hard to hold camera still.  I eventually got approximately 117 photos of about 20 eagles, of which photos only about 15 were fair (some blurring) to nearly sharp.  I really needed to shoot at 1/500 second or faster for  300mm focal length, my longest lens, but low light forbade that.  I would have needed 1/1000 sec exposure if raft was bobbing much at all, which it was.  What I am saying is any good pictures are luck, which is why I took 117 pictures.)
DSC_0219 (This is the 14th of 17 photos of this eagle.  The first 13 were all blurred by motion of the camera (boat motion) at the extreme focal length (large magnification) combined with the low light requirement of slow shutter speed.  This shot was taken at          300mm, f/11/, 1/400 sec exposure, with the camera set at ISO 1600.)
DSC_0222 (This is the same eagle, shot #17 of 17 photos of this eagle.  The automatic Nikon Camera (D80) set the exposure 25% faster at 1/500 sec, and that faster shutter speed probably made this shot slightly sharper.  It was 300mm, f/11/, 1/500 sec exposure, with the camera set at ISO 1600.)
DSC_0239 (I took 29 photos of this eagle, and this is only fair with some blurring due to the slow shutter speed of 1/160 sec (300mm, f/9, ISO 1600))
DSC_0240 (This has the same camera parameters as the last shot (300mm, f/9, ISO 1600, 1/160 sec exposure time), and it was plain lucky to be so sharp at that slow shutter speed.  This is why I take so many photos and use so few.)
DSC_0250 (This is a poor shot of an immature eagle as shown by the speckled feathers and lack of white head and tail feathers, which show up at 5 years of age.  I included this to go with the next one.  It is 300mm, f/9, ISO 1600, but only 1/125 sec, and that slow speed shows.  See the next photo.)
DSC_0251 (This is the same young eagle but the camera set the speed at 1/160 second, so it is slightly sharper (less movement while the shutter was open).  It was probably pretty lucky also in relative lack of raft motion. Here it is unfolding its wings just as it took off.)
DSC_0252 (This is the young eagle in flight.  I chose this picture over another also in flight a moment later because the sky was the background.  While I mention the sky, notice the darkness.  It was about 10 AM at this time, still not too much light.  This was 300 mm, f/11/ ISO 1600, 1/500 sec.)
DSC_0265 (This was a young eagle eating fish probably brought to it by the parent beside it.  300 mm, f/10, ISO 1600, exp 1/250, and blurrymainly from raft motion,  Because nothing is in focus, it is not a focus problem.)
DSC_0266 (Same two eagles with parent taking off.  Same parameters, exp = 1/250 sec)
DSC_0269 (I guess  parent did not fly off.  f/10, 1/200 sec
Bald eagles can swim but if their feathers get wet they can die of hypothermia, so they won't swim long and often ruffle their feathers to dry them.)
DSC_0278 (Another young eagle, maybe 4 years old, just before getting its white cap and tail feathers.  This is the last of 9 shots, and all are only fair, this one is good, but not great.  300mm, f/10 1600 ISO, 1/250 sec.  It is good, because maybe the shutter went off just as the bobbing raft stopped and started back up.)
DSC_0283 (Even as the morning wore one, it remained overcast, and the lack of light to photograph was complicated by the mist, which was beautiful, but extinguished the light to the camera detector.  7mm, f/10, ISO 1600, 1/400 sec.)
DSC_0285 (This shot was pretty good at 300mm, ISO 1600, f/10, 1/250 sec.)
DSC_0287 (Same bird as last, I liked the two angles of the head.  Note all good bird shots "get the eye." ISO 1600, f/10, 1/250 sec.)
DSC_0288 (Same bird but at a wider angle shot to give the feel for the sport.     82mm,  ISO 1600, f/10, 1/250 sec.)
DSC_0290 (Eagle nest in the tree.  They are huge befitting the birds.  They mate for life, nesting year after year in the same nest adding some each year as a mating ritual, until the parasites drive them out, when they start over. 70mm, ISO 1600, f/9, 1/160 sec.)
DSC_0292 (Grizzly track as it left the river.  10-12" long.  Our raft guide rowed us over to the river and jumped out to secure us to shore and show us.  I'll always wonder how he knew it was there.  Unless.....Nahhh....He wouldn't have done that.)
DSC_0317 (Looking back on the river as we return to Haines.  Still very dark at 11:52 AM.  2013:08:28 11:52:14  Exposure time: 1/500   F-stop: 11.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 19mm)
DSC_0322 (Back in town.)
DSC_0344 (Haines Boat harbor with Zaandam at dock)
DSC_0331 (Aptly named local business.)
DSC_0348 (Zaandam at Haines Dock from view landing over harbor.)
DSC_0333 (Most of the town.  Well about half.)
DSC_0350 (Haines, Alaska from on board ship.)
DSC_0352 (Juneau, Alaska from ship.  Now we get sun--where are the eagles?)
DSC_0355 (Pool on aft end of Lido Deck.  Oosterdam is next ship, which we cruised from Australia to Great Barrier Reef and saw total eclipse of the sun November, 2012 (well, clouds anyway).)
DSC_0357 (Juneau, Alaska from ship.  Now we get sun.)
DSC_0362 (Float planes took off and landed every few minutes.  We were to understand why the next day.)
DSC_0367 (Almost...)
DSC_0368 (Real close...)
DSC_0369 (Airborne)
DSC_0375 (Juneau, jewelry store capital of the world.)
DSC_0387 (Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center)
DSC_0406 (Eagle in tree on shore of Mendenhall Lake very near visitor center.  300mm, f/14, ISO 1600, 1/1600 sec)
DSC_0407 (Eagle in tree on shore of Mendenhall Lake very near visitor center.  300mm, f/14, ISO 1600, 1/1600 sec)
DSC_0408 (Eagle in tree on shore of Mendenhall Lake very near visitor center.  300mm, f/14, ISO 1600, 1/1600 sec)
DSC_0409 (Eagle in tree on shore of Mendenhall Lake very near visitor center.  300mm, f/14, ISO 1600, 1/1600 sec)
DSC_0410 (Eagle in tree on shore of Mendenhall Lake very near visitor center.  300mm, f/14, ISO 1600, 1/1600 sec)
DSC_0411 (Mendenhall Glacier 70mm, ISO 1600, f/14, 1/2500 sec)
DSC_0412 (Blue Ice, Mendenhall Glacier 300mm, ISO 1600, f/14, 1/2000 sec)
DSC_0418 (One more time  300mm, ISO 1600, f/13, 1/1250 sec)
DSC_0432 (I'm addicted.  Well this IS from the other side.   300mm, ISO 1600, f/14, 1/2000 sec)
DSC_0440 (Water fall from another glacier near Mendenhall to left  20mm, f/14, ISO 1600, 1/1600)
DSC_0439 (Nugget Falls on Nugget Creek from another glacier near Mendenhall to left  2013:08:29 13:37:04   Exposure time: 1/2000   F-stop: 14.0   ISO speed: 1600   Focal length: 250)
DSC_0452 (Next we took a Whale Watching and Wildlife Quest our of Juneau, Alaska seen here in the distance.  The first few miles were a very nice ride with beauty on each side of the boat.      013:08:29 14:48:41  Exposure time: 1/1600  F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 11  I used a super wide angle lens for this shot, and it gives over 90 degrees field of view)
DSC_0460 (Not too long until we saw a glacier.  2013:08:29 15:07:51  Exposure time: 1/2000  F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 155)
DSC_0464 (We saw Harbor Seals sunning themselves on this rocky island  2013:08:29 15:09:58  Exposure time: 1/1000  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0473 (As always the scenery was spectacular  2013:08:29 15:18:36  Exposure time: 1/1250  F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600 Focal length: 110)
DSC_0484 (We next came to a large group of sea lions sunning themselves.  Note the solitary bull off on the left while those solitary ones to the right are still.  2013:08:29 15:34:54  Exposure time: 1/1250  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 110mm)
DSC_0497 (Almost from our first appearance this old bull started bellowing and as we drifted closer he kept it up until...2013:08:29 15:34:54  Exposure time: 1/1250  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 110mm)
DSC_0502 (…until he gets this guy on the left of this picture but to the right stirred up and they started in at each other.  Then the third one to the far right gets involved.   2013:08:29 15:39:20  Exposure time: 1/800  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0507 (I should have gotten him centered, but…  2013:08:29 15:39:44  Exposure time: 1/800  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0513 (Continuing the Whale Watching And Wildlife Quest early on a seagoing boat out of Juneau.  It was a sunny and beautiful day.  We saw many lighthouses on the shore and a few glaciers  2013:08:29 15:46:19  Exposure time: 1/1600  F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0518 (This was the second orca we saw and the first shot I got of an orca body.  The guides said they had not seen them in over a month, but maybe they tell everyone that.  There were 3 or so small boats like this and one larger than ours.   2013:08:29 15:52:56  Exposure time: 1/1000  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 155mm)
DSC_0523 (Then a second one sounded and blew, and you can see his white belly.  2013:08:29 15:53:02  Exposure time: 1/1250  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 165mm  I got mor confident and increased the focal length (shrinking the field of view making it harder to point at the target.)
DSC_0538 (Here was a 4th sighting, the 5th animal I got pictures of.  I finally got up to 300 mm, my maximum focal length (max magnification)  2013:08:29 15:54:52  Exposure time: 1/2000  F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 300mm.  Note the fast exposure time of 1/2000 sec so camera motion even on the bobbing boat was not a problem.  I was lucky to have a bright, sunny day.)
DSC_0543 (Here he is joined by another.  They stay and feed in family groups or pods.  2013:08:29 15:55:14  Exposure time: 1/2500
F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0547 (Lots of white showing as well as eye and blow hole and as a bonus the spray pouring off his fin.  2013:08:29 15:55:20
Exposure time: 1/2500  F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0560 (He must have slapped the water with his flipper.  A small boat and another large one about the size of ours is in view.  2013:08:29 15:56:49  Exposure time: 1/1600  F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 70mm  Too bad I had zoomed the lens down to minimum focal length, otherwise he's appear closer, but the other boats would not have shown.)
DSC_0564 (Two again with face, blow hole, and white side of one showing.  Again low Focal length, but got them both.  No telling now how many the small field of view/high magnification of 300 mm FL cut out.   Most times two or more, and as many as 5 or more were visible at once in a small area and more spread out further.  2013:08:29 15:57:05  Exposure time: 1/2000  F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 125mm)
DSC_0567 (Four in picture here at 125mm.  Like I say, no telling how many I could have gotten with a wide angle shot of 94 degrees, but I was not about to change lenses.  I need another camera body for a second lens.  2013:08:29 15:57:07
Exposure time: 1/1600  F-stop: 14.0   ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 125mm)
DSC_0570 (Clearly 5 orcas.  And many more at other places nearby.  2013:08:29 15:57:08  Exposure time: 1/1600  F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 125mm)
DSC_0577 (At 70 mm (wide field, small image) there are three orcas, the two nearest have just blown and their spray is still in the air just behind them.  The "one" on the right may be two whales; it is hard to tell.  2013:08:29 15:57:43  Exposure time: 1/2000  F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 70mm)
DSC_0605 (I caught this one with its face up above the water, white belly showing, and his spray still in the air.  This is my next to last killer whale photo (last I'm presenting here) of  92 I took.   2013:08:29 15:52:45  Exposure time: 1/1000  F-stop: 13.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0607 (The boat turned and went about 3 miles south to where they knew the humpback whales were.  It was great to see the spray of one blowing as we approached the area.  Other boats were already there and may have radioed them, but more probably they knew the area well from their twice a day excursions.  2013:08:29 16:32:18  Exposure time: 1/3200  F-stop: 7.1  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0609 (Now 3 seconds later (see times of photos) a second one is blowing as the first's spray is still in the air.  Very exciting.  2013:08:29 16:32:21  Exposure time: 1/3200  F-stop: 7.1  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0616 (The first tail I recorded.  Experts, zoologists, etc. can identify humpbacks by the tail markings.  This underside of a lot of white should be easy to spot from the right angle.  2013:08:29 16:34:13  Exposure time: 1/3200  F-stop: 7.1  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0626_27_28_29_30_31 composite (This composite of 6 photos taken automatically with my camera set on "Continuous" shows a humpback's tail going under.  Obviously, this is a different animal that white-bottom-tail  2013:08:29 16:34:30 TO 16:34:32  (2 seconds about)  Exposure time: 1/3200  F-stop: 7.1  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0695 (Two blowing at once  2013:08:29 16:42:38  Exposure time: 1/2000  F-stop: 5.6  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0701 (Three together    2013:08:29 16:43:12  Exposure time: 1/2000  F-stop: 5.6  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0730 (leaving Juneau)
DSC_0022 (Inner Passage on way to Ketchikan)
DSC_0736 copySharon Moose Wave (Ketchikan sighted from Crow's Nest.  Sharon evidently very happy (see insert).)
DSC_0022 (Welcome to Ketchikan)
DSC_0743 (Arriving at Ketchikan.  We will dock between the two other cruise ships, the far one being Holland American Oosterdam which we cruised the Great Barrier Reef last November, 2011 and took a 1,000mm telescope to photograph a total eclipe of the sun.)
DSC_0750_0751 (Ketchikan from the ship)
DSC_0761 (Interior of Misty Fjords catamaran out of Ketchikan, Alaska.  We took a flight back on a float plane.)
DSC_0795 (Full Speed was about 30 knots (about 35 mph).  2013:08:30 14:54:45  Exposure time: 1/640  F-stop: 11.0  ISO speed: 800  Focal length: 18mm)
DSC_0823_0824 (New all aluminum catamaran)
DSC_0826 (Out pilot and guide knew where this eagle nest was.  Built by a life long mated pair some years ago, they return each year and as part of their mating ritual expand it, unless it gets vermin infested, when they move on and start over.)
DSC_0828_0835 (We only saw one of the pair, but I got these two views of him or her from the rear.  We slowly drifted by and she watched us constantly.)
DSC_0840 (We continued to drift and finally got her front.  Soon after she flew away.  2013:08:30 15:53:28  Exposure time: 1/1600
F-stop: 14.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 300mm)
DSC_0853 (Volcanic plug named Neweddystone Rock by Captain George Vancouver, protege of Captain Cook, after a lighthouse in Plymouth, England.)
DSC_0862 (Same catamaran type taking folks for polar bear dip in the frigid water)
DSC_0871 (This granite cliff rises about 3,150 feet above the water and was formed by a glacier in an ice age.  The vertical striations were carved by the receding ice, and the white spots are outbreaks of white quartz.  It is part of Punch Bowl Cove, a set of formations dish shaped by the glacier.)
DSC_0897 (Punch Bowl Cove.  The left hand end of it out of the picture is the granite cliff in the last photo.)
DSC_0896 (Around that point to the right is Rudyerd Bay and in a branch of water off it is the Misty Fjords Float Plane Dock)
DSC_0919 (Misty Fjords Float Plane Dock with a family boarding for the flight back to Ketchikan)
DSC_0922 (Another float plane lands even before the yellow one takes off)
DSC_0925 (Sea otter seems unperturbed)
DSC_0933ff Float Plane Takeoff (Float Plane Takeoff from Misty Fjords Dock in South Rudyerd Bay)
DSC_0938 (The dock crew had a shrimp trap hanging from the dock, and they pulled out 3 of these plus one small crab.)
DSC_0942 (They threw this crab back, but kept the shrimp for their evening enjoyment after work.)
DSC_0947 (De Havilland Beaver Float plane modernized with newer electronic instruments.  De Havilland stopped production in 1967, but many after market improvements are available but costly)
DSC_0953 (Goodbye Rudyerd Bay.)
DSC_0954 (Catamaran on its way back with passengers that flew in.)
DSC_0960 (Catamaran on its way back with passengers that flew in.)
DSC_0965 (Lots of scenery, but no tour commentary.  Our pilot piped Neil Diamond music by another artist into our headphones and we listened to the entire classic rock album all the way back to Ketchikan.)
DSC_0970 (The Punch Bowl of Punch Bowl Cove to the left of the DeHavilland)
DSC_0971 (The Punch Bowl of Punch Bowl Cove to the right of the DeHavilland)
DSC_0977 (Misty Fiords National Monument is a national monument and wilderness area administered by the U.S. Forest Service. It is surrounded by 
Tongass National Forest.  Ketchikan is located on very large Revillagigedo Island and is the southern most Alaskan City.  One of its two zip codes, 99950 has the highest number of any US zip code.)
DSC_0980 (Neweddystone Rock from the air)
DSC_0983 (Quartz outcroppings on this cliff also)
DSC_0988 (Rocking along to Neil Diamond)
DSC_0989 (We flew gently along, banking slowly left and right, sweeping back and forth timing our journey to arrive at the time the catamaran did.)
DSC_0994 (Very pretty, very misty, and very, very big.  The whole way we flew over the Tongass National Forest back from the Misty Fjords National Monument in a DeHaviland Beaver float plane.)
DSC_0995 (He kept the catamaran in sight and we often crossed its wake flying in our zig zag pattern much faster than it sailed.)
DSC_0003 (Ketchakan in sight)
DSC_0006 (Ketchikan and cruise ships.  Zaandam on the right, a Princess Line on the left.)
DSC_0007 (Zaandam in Ketchikan   2013:08:30 17:46:05  Exposure time: 1/200  F-stop: 10.0  ISO speed: 1600  Focal length: 116)
DSC_0012 (Seat Belt Sign On, No Smoking, Flight Attendants Take Your Seats (no, just Neil Diamond blasting in our headphones))
DSC_0014 (Leaving the Ketchikan Float Plane Dock)
DSC_0018 0021 ("The Rock" sculpture on Ketchikan Pier commemorating the many occupations of people in its history taken from all four sides.)
DSC_0034 (Looking forward to Vancouver, and flight home)
thats-all-folks-7172-1680x1050 (THAT'S ALL FOLKS)

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