Category Archives: Scenic
Here are some exquisite examples of this granite, moss-covered and tree-lined cliff at Rudyerd Bay near Ketchikan. Most of the world’s fjords (i.e. Norway), which are glacier-formed narrow inlets with steep cliffs, are found in only a handful of countries and some of … Continue reading
Big world out there! One cormorant stands out among its fellow sea birds.
It’s a term often used for Misty Fjords – the words heart-stopping and jaw-dropping just aren’t enough to do justice to this area of natural beauty. Misty Fjords National Monument covers 2 million acres (vs. Yosemite’s 761,000) of the Tongass National Forest, … Continue reading
Behm Canal in the Misty Fjords in the Tongass National Forest
Traveling upstream in the Behm Canal headed toward Rudyerd Bay and points north, all of which are part of the Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest national forest, which covers most of Southeast Alaska, surrounding the famous Inside Passage. It offers unique … Continue reading
This distinctive 280-foot pillar of basalt came from fractures in the floor of Behm Canal, indicating it was part of a volcanic vent over the last 5 million years. It stands at the entrance to Rudyerd Bay, one of the most scenic waterways in the … Continue reading
Approaching the Misty Fjords National Monument, the 108-mile Behm Canal is a natural channel that separates Revillagigedo Island from mainland Alaska. We’re about to behold yet another scenic wonderland… and heck! we were on the lookout for owls, whales, sea lions, bears and … Continue reading
Once in awhile, fog can make some things stand out very nicely!!
Luckily, we ditched this and headed left into the fjord. Still, it would have been cool to aim straight for just awhile longer…
It’s about to become a busy day for this purse seiner as the crew slows down into what will hopefully be a sweet, productive location.