Westmark Baranof Hotel
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... in and had headsets on we took off for a 30 minute absolutely spectacular flight over the Mendenhall Lake and into the path of the
glacier. My photos can not illustrate how spectacular this was.
Once we landed and we directed to the safety area we met Amanda our head guide who briefed us on the facts of the glacier. She showed us how quickly the glacier can change. Last week they had a lot of rain, and the course of the water ...
... the mile hike to the falls near the glacier is well worth the effort. You travel on mild hills on a graded path through a wonderful smelling wooded area. At the end of the path you are on a beach next to the huge waterfall fed from the glacier. Pieces of the glacier were floating in the water. While you can't right out to the glacier on the path you get close enough to feel the cold air from it and close enough to get great pictures. Some other ...
Our last day in Juneau was going to be a long one as we didn't board our ferry to Sitka until midnight for its 1:30am departure. Once again we had scheduled our glacier viewing for what was expected to be the sunniest day. Sure enough the sky was a bright blue when we awoke. After breakfast we packed our bags and left them at our apartment and set off to catch the 10:30 public bus to Mendenhall Glacier. A taxi was $40 each way and the bus was only ...
... especially fabulous whale watch as our guide was pretty excited and was mad they he didn't have his camera. He said the only thing that could have made the trip better would have been seeing an Orca jump out of the water and grab a sea lion.
Of course we saw the sea lions. Someone on the trip said the really wanted to see sea lions, but I pretty sure most/all trips swing by here.
Back at the marina, the 3 of us jumped ...
... that was free - plus we got free soft drinks and a rest room. We had lunch at the famous Red Dog Saloon, rebuilt from the Gold Rush days. There is still a piano player (today's entertainer was a real hoot - 75 years young with a sailor's mouth of jokes). He had us all singing along and laughing at his dirty jokes. And to finish off our lunch, we had a "duck ****". This is their specialty drink made of layers of Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream, and Crown Royal. It was ...