About 40 miles east of Ketchikan, Alaska, Misty Fjords is one of the most beautiful cruising destinations around. Part of a national forest, the Misty Fjords National Monument is a land of ice-blue lakes, dozens of waterfalls, snow-capped peaks and glacial valleys. Plus, salmon, bears (lots of bears), eagles and other wildlife. I was there many years ago on a Grand Banks cruise and have always wanted to go back.
Laura Domela and her husband, Kevin Morris, have just left there on their Nordic Tug 34 Airship, and have posted some great pictures and blogs about their trip. She’s a professional photographer from Portland; he runs an electronic engineering publishing company, and they both work on board.
Earlier in the summer they led a Slowboat Cruise of six boats up to Sitka. They’re now on their way back home, and they picked up their 9-year-old granddaughter in Ketchikan for some time on board; if you want to see a happy kid, see the picture of her with the salmon she just caught.
Cruising in and out of coves in the area, Domela and Morris had an idyllic life, putting out crab pots for dinner and taking pictures of the wilderness. At one point, they were relaxing on a sandbar – until they saw some fresh bear paw and eagle talon prints in the sand. For more about their trip, read here: http://www.riveted-blog.com/2017/08/behm-canal-misty-fjords-ketchikan/