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Jun 15, 2016 - May 27th..Juneau, Alaska

Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the town is proud of it;s Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau icefields at it's front door. The sunrise was 4 am, I forgot to tell you that the sun rises very early and sets very late here at this time of year, so we have been stuffing our windows with pillows to block the early morning light after waking up early for the first few mornings. It reminds us of when we were in the Baltic Sea years ago. Juneau is a very rustic town with one great saloon called the Red Dog Saloon;...

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Alaska 2016

Aug 27, 2015 - Picture Perfect Day

Today is a rainy day in Juneau. That's good as we needed a day to do laundry and just laze around. Yesterday was a day beyond our greatest expectations. Beautiful blue sky with temps that were abnormally warm. We took the Adventure Bound Tracy Arm glacier tour and it was great. We also saw Orca whales in a couple of different pods and The tour operator said that it was the most whales they had ever encountered on a trip. The glacier was breathtaking and we saw maybe a hundred or more seals getting a suntan on the ice floats. Tour was more...

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JC&Linda Clark

Aug 25, 2015 - Beautiful Country

We arrived in Juneau, AK at 3am this morning by the Alaska State Ferry. It was a beautiful 3 days of travel through the Inner Passage. Food was expensive but plentiful on the Ferry and on several occasions we just shared a meal. Today we went to Mendenhall Glaicer and hiked to Nugget Falls. Tomorrow we are to take an all day boat tour of the Tracy Arm to see glaciers and wildlife. Weather is gorgeous and cool at night.

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JC&Linda Clark

Aug 3, 2015 - Cruisin' to Alaska on the Crown Princess

Arrived at the ship and went to lunch. First day we were on Route to Juneau. It was a little rough, but we handled it just fine. Walked around the ship to get acclimated. Sandie took a line dancing class. During our 7 days on the ship we took 5 seminars with Michael Modzelewski a naturalist, lecturer and author. He taught us All about Alaska, the animals, people, culture, topography, etc. He lectured along with incredible pictures and music. We also had a seminar from Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod. She came on board ship...

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Perreault's Getaway

Aug 3, 2015 - Day 27

Ship moving thru Inside Passage toward Juneau. Clocks moved back one hour so we were awake before 5am. Breakfast tray arrived at 6:30am. Dressed in long pants and jackets. Cool in foredeck pool area so we set up along glass side wall and whale watched with other passengers. Anchored in Juneau about 1 pm. Salmon bake on back pool deck was very good (I had two plates) Tenders took us into town to "sight see" but it was mostly bars and jewelry stores. We packed our suitcases after a buffet supper for our first "bags out".

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Jul 31, 2015 - Day 16 & 17 Juneau

Ferry travel to Juneau via the Gastineau Canal was relaxing and the scenery was awe inspiring. Miles and miles of uninhabited land, evergreen forests, snow topped peaks and mountains extending to the waters edge. Juneau is the capital of Alaska accessible only by air and water. There are only 48 miles of roads extending out from the town center with dead ends at both sides. We toured the salmon hatchery which harvests salmon eggs and milt to fertilize, incubate and raise to fingerlings that are released in March. The fish go to sea 2-5...

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Jul 22, 2015 - Juneau

Our day started with a whale watching tour with Captain Alan. Captain Alan was the guide that Steve and I used last year. Our boat was 32 foot there were 4 other people on our trip. We had a great time with some very exciting sightings. We observed four bubble nettings. Bubble netting is a cooperative effort by a group of humpback that work together to encircling prey fish, such as herring, into a ball with bubbles from the whales. The whales swim up through this ball and swallow thousands of gallons of sea water and trapping fish in their...

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Jul 21, 2015 - Juneau

We headed to the airport at 4:50 AM with clear blue skies promising a great day for a tour of Glacier Bay. When we got to the airport we were greeted with the news that the airport a Glacier Bay was fogged in the plane could not take off. When the dead line for making connection for the boat tour paced the flight was cancelled. What to do with a rare event in Juneau a clear day? We decided to visit the Glacier Garden Rainforest Adventure. Situated in a 1994 mud slide area, that is in the process of being restored. The owner has put in a lot...

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Jul 20, 2015 - Juneau

We headed to the airport at 4:50 AM with clear blue skies promising a great day for a tour of Glacier Bay. When we got to the airport we were greeted with the news that the airport a Glacier Bay was fogged in the plane could not take off. When the dead line for making connection for the boat tour paced the flight was cancelled. What to do with a rare event in Juneau a clear day? We decided to visit the Glacier Garden Rainforest Adventure. Situated in a 1994 mud slide area, that is in the process of being restored. The owner has put in a lot...

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Jul 19, 2015 - Juneau

Today was a rain event damping our activities? We started the day redeeming a 50% off coupon for a cross stich at Joann Fabric. The rest of the day was spent trying to find activities that would keep us dry. We toured the last Chance Gold mine Museum. The mine operated from 1910 to 1944. And produced 3 million ounces of gold. The museum houses the largest Ingersoll Rand air compressor of the era. We did find a few Bald Eagles and ended the day at the Mendenhall Glacier looking for black bear, but found nine. We did spend a while watching...

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Jul 17, 2015 - Juneau

The rain continues todays activates included finishing the exploration of shopping experiences in the downtown area and a visit to the library for internet success. In the afternoon we explored the Glacier highway to the north end of the road a distance of 40 miles. We saw one black bear at Eagle Beach. We also went to Douglas Island which is connected to Juneau by a bridge. We saw eagles and belted kingfishers at the harbor.

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Jul 16, 2015 - Juneau

Before we left for town I booked a day trip to Tracy Arm, Glacier Bay National Park and a morning whale watching trip with a group that I had used last year. We spent the rest of the day exploring downtown Juneau maneuvering around cruse boat passengers. There were five cruise boats in port, probably 7000 people. Kathy got in some “wildwife shopping”, but too intense to qualify for retail therapy.

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