Clune PalinSo far, while cruising Alaska, our Palin-free excursions have offered amazing whale, bear and glacier sightings in Juneau (episode 1) , access to the pristine heart of Glacier Bay National Park (episode 2), and a ride on a high-speed pontoon boat through the intrepid waters surrounding Sitka (Part 1 – episode 3) and a visit to Alaska’s Raptor Rehabilitation Center and the town of Sitka (Part 2 – Episode 4) .

This week we head into the Misty Fjords of Ketchikan – only accessible by boat or float plane. Long saltwater fjords, sculpted by glacial impact 17,000 years ago, are flanked by cliffs shrouded in mist, beautiful waterfalls and the seemingly endless and evergreen Tongass Rain Forest. The beautiful lighting effects of the clouds on the mirror-like surface of the water make this place most magical and we had the perfect mystical, misty day.