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The Voyage South - Part 5

Ketchikan calls itself Alaska’s First City – doubtless because it’s the first Alaskan city northbound travelers come to on the Inside Passage. But for us, it was our final stop in the Last Frontier. Our arrival was, mercifully, the last early morning of our trip, with the eastern horizon just beginning to brighten as Malaspina pulled into the terminal. Once again, we parked the motorcycle (this time in a grocery store parking lot a few blocks from the ferry) and explored both ends of the road on Revillagigedo Island, mentally noting a few places to return to later in our stay. Thanks the Marine Highway System’s schedule, we’d have five days to spend here. Arriving in Ketchikan (Karissa Sa