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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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Jul 15, 2015 - Juneau

Today we prepared for the ferry trip to Juneau. We left at 10:45 A.M. and arrived at 8:00 P.M. We passed the area were we went whale watching yesterday and saw many whales feeding, the weather was much better today and would have been great for photography. The passengers got quite a treat. A rainbow started to form and as the ferry moved through the shaft of light creating it the bow went from partial to full and back to partial. When we reached Juneau we made getting a campsite our first priority.

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Jul 1, 2015 - Our week in Juneau

Obviously we have enjoyed our time here in Juneau. I say obviously with the number of pictures of Mendenhall Glacier. At the face of the glacier is Mendenhall Lake and we are parked on the opposite shore. So the location has been excellent for a federal campground, full hookups and a great series of trails for exploring. Yesterday, we drove up the only highway out of town to the end of the road along Lynn Canal. A beautiful roadway but it gave us the realization of how isolated and remote the capital city of Alaska really is. Cruise ships...

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Jun 23, 2015 - On the good ship Taku

Sailing south through the Lynn Canal, the waters were smooth and we even saw a few dolphin along the way in our wake. As we have our car detached for loading our vehicles on the ferry, cheaper, I was the first to board with the motorhome. Once on board and most of the other cars have been loaded, I'm wondering why Bev is still not on board. Well as in Skagway, she was also late. This time though was a bit different, the car wouldn't start. Fortunately, we now carry a jump starter with us and that problem was quickly solved. Being in Juneau...

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Jun 14, 2015 - Juneau, AK onboard Celebrity Millenium

Sunday, June 14, 2015 Onboard Celebrity Millenium: Juneau, Alaska TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Tourists carry maps; Travelers carry curiosity." - Air Canada Well, some days a map is real handy too..... Another great weather day today - sunny and high of 76! Woke up at 7. Got coffee at the Cafe Al Baccio and brought it back to the cabin while Art put the bikes together. I wrote up a journal entry while he worked. Got a text from Jenny and then gave her a call; had a very nice time catching up with her. It's hot at home, 95-100 already. So glad...

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Jun 1, 2015 - Juneau

This morning we took a boat called the Fjord Express out of Haines to Juneau. It is a fast catamaran that holds about 45 people. We were fed a light breakfast of a muffin, juice and coffee, and they fed us salmon chowder, bread and a cookie on the way back. It was a long day, but so cool. On the way to Juneau, we took time to watch humpback whales. We did not get too close, and they were moving pretty slowly so we only saw spray and their backs as they dove back down. We did see flukes on one of them. Woo Hoo! We also had a pod of Dall’s...

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Jun 1, 2015 - Juneau, AK

Mon, 01 Jun: Juneau Alaska aboard the Regatta Well here it is, another day another port. This time Alaska's capital city, Juneau. After departing Ketchikan last evening, an event we witnessed from the Horizon Bar during Happy Hour, the Regatta continued north thru the inside passage to Juneau. We arrived late morning, again witnessing the sail-in from the Horizon (but no Happy Hour this early in the day). Wonder of wonder, the sun is shining! Most folks know that we love trivia. Well we have a great team on this cruise, all folks from the...

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