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Misty Fjord
Misty Fjord is near the Alaskan town of Ketchikan. It is a protected area, and was declared a national monument in 1978, but legal wrangling prevented this from becoming official until 1980. The area has been compared to Yosemite in California, due to the similarity of rock type, age, and topology.  Most of the approximately 3 million acre site is designated as a wilderness area. small tour boats and airplanes take sightseers in, and there is some camping and kayaking. larger ships can not access the area, and generally stop at Ketchikan, permitting visitors to charter local tour services. Whales, seals, and other wildlife are abundant, and commonly seen here.

One of our fellow tourists happens to be a pilot, so he got to sit up front. We are about to touch down on the water in the fjord area, and are banking towards an open expanse of water.
We pass another seaplane, probably headed to the same place we have just been - likely to land at the same float on the water.
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