Breakfast never arrived in our room & we discovered there is a breakfast buffet.
This morning - seven different kinds of Eggs Benedict... yes, please!
Out for an early stroll as we close in on Ketchikan.
His & hers, perhaps?
Ferry from the airfield.
Some shopping & sampling of salmon...
our next excursion is to the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary,
at the edge of the Tongass National Forest at Herring Cove.
And there is evidence of bears...
God did not disappoint!
And the twins having a wrestle...
Just next door is a salmon fishery!
There are a lot of conservation measures in place to ensure the salmon population stays robust.
Some of these salmon are returning to the fishery where they were spawned.
The color on this one indicates it has already spawned & is dying.
With others, instinct prevails & they want to keep going upstream.
The gulls are happy to take advantage of the situation.
And so are the bears...
A young bald eagle.
A magpie - these are so beautiful
All of these birds were rescues & cannot live free.
They are kept in an aviary where, if able, they can fly.
Can't remember, but this may be Snowy Owl with summer plumage
This bald eagle has a genetic anomaly that causes his beak to grow
like a scissor, which makes it impossible for him to eat.
They are able to file it down so it is functional.
Tonight we see the magician's show.
Tomorrow is our last day :(
We will spend it cruising the Inland Passage on our way to Vancouver.