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North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau September 11th 2018

Today we arrived in Juneau. We actually didn't dock until around 1:00pm so there was quite a but of time on the boat today before we docked. We woke up and all got ready and met in the dining room for some breakfast and then headed up to the decks to look out at the scenery as we were very close to land. While I was out there I did see some dolphins swim by the ship as well as one whale. We all wound up back in the room and watched a movie and hung out until we started approaching Juneau. While everyone was rushing to get off the ship we had some lunch on the ship and by the time we got off the line was not that bad. We immediately hailed a cab ... read more
Almost to Juneau
Bear and two cubs
Bears were really close

North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau September 11th 2018

Did I tell you that Juneau is the state capital of Alaska? What is unique about this city is that it is completely cut off from the rest of Alaska. There are no roads in or out of Juneau. The city is completely surrounded by thousands of square miles of ice fields. Everything has to be either shipped in or flown in. There are highways that travel around the fjords but all the settlements are part of the Juneau environs. This is a city of about 32,000 inhabitants and has an area of 3,081 square miles so must be a contender for one of the most sparsely populated cities in the world. We docked in Juneau at 7:00am. We managed to sleep through to 8:00 so we guess the jet lag is starting to wear off ... read more
Roisin outside the whaling watching boat
Whale ahoy
A humpback disappearing in to the deep

North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau August 28th 2018

Everyone had a great sleep last night And the kids slept in till 9 o'clock. The time went back an hour as well today. Weather continues to be gray and wet on the outside, thank goodness for the indoor pool! We took advantage of room service again this morning and enjoyed a relaxing breakfast. About mid-morning we saw 2 rather large “tender boats” approaching the ship so Jack and I went on deck to watch as a couple of hundred folks abandoned ship to head off on a 6 hour tour of Tracy Arm Inlet. One Aussie couple were watching with us and commented how they were glad they cancelled their tour as it was so foggy, visibility would be very poor. They saved $540.00 US per person and all they would have gotten was cold ... read more
Bald eagle
shopping
dinner at home

North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau September 7th 2017

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North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau July 7th 2017

Sure was hard to leave Sitka. Met so many interesting people. Very nice ferry ride. Arrived at Juneau at 7 pm. Very nice apartment. Quiet and new. Need to get up at 5 to catch the ferry to Haines. Our last Alaskan stop.😥... read more
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North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau July 5th 2017

Bonjour à tous, Aujourd'hui 4 juillet fête National Américaine. Minuit À Prince Rupert nous quittons nos nouveaux amis Français, et nous dirigeons vers le second bateau situé à quelques dizaines mètres, mais en Zone Américaine. Pour y accéder les formulaires d'usages sont à remplir..Et Pier est angoissé, pas de bouffe aux US, il faut vider la glacière. Il nous reste 1pomme et peut être50g de fromage Chédar. Comme il n'y a pas de poubelle à côté je laisse tombé. Mais au moment de passer, je pense qu'avec 1 olive il aurait fait 1 litre d'huile. Et puis rien!!!!. Il se voyait déjà à Gantanamo. Je ne pense pas que toutes les grosses caravanes et autres énormes campingcars vident, les frigos et congélateurs. Après ce petit épisode le suivant n'a pas tardé. A l’immigration je présente mon ... read more
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North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau June 30th 2017

Click on pictures to enlarge Juneau 23 June - 2 July On the June 23rd we arrived in Juneau, our last stop in Alaska. When I planned the trip we had hoped to take a long ferry journey out along the Aleutian Islands but for various logistical reasons it proved impossible to fit in. So eventually I admitted defeat with that plan and decided we could come to Juneau for 9 nights and go out on more local ferries if we wished. However I hoped I had not made a mistake and that we would find enough to do here. I needn't have worried as we have loved being here despite it having certain challenges, the first one being our accommodation. By the time we booked there were only expensive hotels left and the amazingly cheap ... read more
Forest trail near Mendenhall Glacier, very mossy
The sea was very still, we were lucky.
First blue ice, our twin boat is hidden behind it which is why you can see 2 people.

North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau June 29th 2017

Visited Mt Roberts and took the tram to the top. Nice ride. Then hit the 2 breweries. Beer was just Average. Downtown Juneau was nuts. Much prefer the small quaint town we visited! Came home and started packing we need to be at the Marine highway ferry by 6 am tomorrow for our journey to Sitka ... read more
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North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau June 28th 2017

Visited Mendenhall Glacier today. Phenomenal 3 mile trail to Nugget Falls. It was worth the sweat 😌. Explored parts of Juneau and took Rainy for a walk. Came home made meatloaf. Ate early so we could check out one of the breweries, only to find out they closed at 7. ???? To bed early - lots to do tomorrow. ... read more
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