Blogs from Juneau, Alaska, United States, North America - page 19


North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau June 30th 2006

Geo: 58.3677, -134.58We docked early in Juneau but did not feel the need to depart too early. The kids remained on board while Paul and I went off exploring (we were tied up to the dock; much easier). The port is right near the center of town, making getting on and off easy. We went out in search of an Internet café (found one; downloaded some files), then strolled around the city. I think I found the park where we had a salmon bake on one of our ferry-drives to Anchorage. We walked up some steps, through some charming homes, then down steps, going into a park on the other side. From there, we wandered through another part of town, past the Tourist Information Desk, and back to the ship. After lunch, we left with the ... read more
Biking to Mendenhall
Glacial discharge
At the Red Dog

North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau June 17th 2006

Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for... a blog entry that actually includes paddling! We finally finished up our business in Skagway on June 8, after a trip to the Yukon, the curing of the epoxy on Steph's boat, and the eagerly awaited arrival of our tent pole replacement. (YAY team Retlin!). Amidst lots of contradictory advice (opinions), we were faced with the decision of whether to shove off that night or to get a Voyageur start early the following morning. We opted for the early morning departure despite good conditions the night before. We saw Pete and Phil off on an overnight paddling trip of their own with a pizza from the Red Onion, and headed home for an early bedtime. Dawn (if there is such a thing here) found Lynn Canal mirror calm- ... read more
Mickie and Hobie Cat
Skagway Boat Ramp- launch site
A journey of 1500 miles....

North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau June 28th 2005

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.-St Augustine LINKS Name TRAVEL TIPS June 28, 2005, Tuesday This blog is out of sequence. Since we have had no cell connection or computer access, we have fallen behind a bit. We thought we would update you with some current info, and later backtrack. We arrived yesterday on the Fairweather . It is a spanking new high-speed ferry. : I (Note we traveled at 40 knots, and you never felt it. Bob met a young crewman and soon became friends he took Bob on a tour of the bridge. ... read more
Mendenhall Lake, Juneau
“Kayaking Kel” at Mendenhall Glacier
Shawn, our guide

North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau September 9th 2003

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