Blogs from Juneau, Alaska, United States, North America


North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau May 17th 2019

Day 12 17/05/2019 Juneau – Alaska Dog Sled Discovery & Musher’s Camp The sun woke us up early so we headed upstairs to the Lido Market to have a buffet breakfast. Breakfast consisted of bacon, scrambled eggs, a bagel, Danish pastries and coffee. If I continue to eat like this I will have to pay excess luggage going home! The food is so good. We decided to do a walk on the Promenade deck as the weather was lovely although cool. The sky was clear with no chance of rain. The ship docked at Juneau just before 12.30 pm Juneau is the capital of Alaska and their main industry is government followed by tourism. It is an island so everything needs to be brought in by ferry or barge. Most of their goods come from Seattle. ... read more
Patting the dogs.
Enjoying the company
Cuddles with the puppies

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 September 2nd 2018

Juneau is the capital of Alaska. It has about 46 miles of proper road. THere has been talk of connecting it to Ketchikan and Canada for a long time. But the plan has been put on hold as the cost does not justify the needs. Typically people move around using boats and sea plane. Our plan today is to start early (you know how Pranav feels about this :) ) . We had a very early breakfast as the shore excursion expected us to be in the pickup area by 7:45 am. Our plan today is to visit the Mendenhall glacier, a temperate rainforest garden and the state museum. It had rained the previous night and it was a chilly morning. We had our jackets on and still can feel the cold. As the tour bus ... read more

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
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

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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Ketchikan Village
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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.

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