(7-11-1) Our first excursion was in Ketchikan, Alaska, where we skippered a custom-built motorized inflatable boat. We geared up with all the rainwear known to man for a 25 mile coastal expedition. We searched for bears, whales, seals and eagles through the Nichols Passage. The weather was cold and rainy, so it turned out to be an expensive disaster! Oh well, win some, lose some. We did see an eagle.