In Ketchikan, our third stop on the cruise, Debi’s mother arranged for us to go sea kayaking with a company that would allow almost all of the kids to go.  The youngest, Zach, who is two, was too young.  But everyone else got to go.

The outfitter was a short walk from the cruise ship.  Once everyone got geared up, we carefully hopped into our kayaks and then paddled across the channel and watched for wildlife.  We saw lots of jelly fish along the way and were even able to catch a few:

Toren is holding a jelly fish in his hand.
Toren is holding a jelly fish in his hand.

We went into one inlet where we had an excellent view of a bald eagle:

The bald eagle is in the center of the photo.
The bald eagle is in the center of the photo.

We then paddled back across the channel, got out of the kayaks, and went for a walk in the touristy section of Ketchikan, where they used to have the brothels:

This is in the touristy section of Ketchikan where the brothels used to be.
This is in the touristy section of Ketchikan where the brothels used to be.  In case you can’t read the sign, it says, “Dolly’s House, where both men and salmon came upstream to spawn.

We didn’t stay long as the cruise ship was departing in the early afternoon.  We stopped for one more photo in front of a nifty totem pole:

A groovy totem pole in Ketchikan.
A groovy totem pole in Ketchikan.

Then it was back to the ship for more food and fun onboard.

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