Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Uraling in Alaska - Day 51: A Ride in Ketchikan


Mellow day of riding the ferry today.  Used the ship's laundry facility/shower room to cleanse both myself and my clothes in the morning, a leisurely lunch and then spent the first part of the afternoon reading a book.  Tough travel conditions, I know.

 Mount Edgecombe, an extinct volcano

Here's some of the photos I've taken of the scenery available to one when traveling the inner passage by ferry.  We've apparently been sailing under incredibly unusual and nice weather conditions.  Southeast Alaska apparently is known for its rainy conditions instead.

Here's also a couple of pictures of Bruce and our rigs during a stop in the ferry stop before ketchikan.  It was a brief stop so I didn't go ashore to take pictures.

The plan when we arrive at Ketchikan at 3:30 PM today, is for me to ride Bruce's rig to his nearby home so I can report how it feels to me.  I am, the only other URAL rider he's met and for some reason, he wants my opinion.  He'll then bring me back to the ferry before it departs after we visit for a while at his house near the ferry terminal.

Typing this now at Bruce's place, nice log cabin by the water, about 11 miles from the Ferry Terminal in Ketchikan.  His rig rides nice!


RichardM said...

Books, I've heard of those before...

Looks like you really do have some beautiful weather. But then again, I've been to Ketchikan a couple of times for meetings at the college and it has always looked that way in spite of what the locals told me.

Unknown said...


we also had nice weather coming up the inside passage. I think the locals just say the weather is bad to keep us away

What luck to be able to ride a factory spec'd Ural as a comparison

Riding the Wet Coast

SonjaM said...

Maybe they say things about bad weather to keep people away. We had also only seen sunshine when we traveled the area.

BMW HACKER said...

Great Ride report....just found it. I'll try to catch up from the beginning. Looks like ya'll having a blast!