Westmark Baranof Hotel
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... over a sleeping whale, yes they sleep for just 1 hour per day, and we were only meters from from this magnificent Whale, about 4 to 6 inches was sticking out of the water and every 6 mins his head would come up for a short breath of air, then just this great log in the water about a meter wide, we were there for 15 mins. Onto another bus this time for a walk in the moss forest and a 15 min walk and there it was a ...
... which made me the queen of prepared in my ski jacket, hat and umbrella. I’m proud to say I was the only one there with an umbrella and I did get more than one jealous glance from people in shorts and a mere sweater. I still got pretty drenched though, through my jeans.
I didn’t get any great whale pictures because, like photographing the full moon or the Loch Ness monster, the images look puny and unimpressive. That’s okay. I was there, and you had to be ...
... to go before and after... I had a list!
As normal, I was awake before everyone else. Eventually, I got dressed and headed up to the Park Cafe for a cup of coffee. I chatted with another woman, whose family was also sleeping.
After a while I got a few muffins and headed back to the cabin. Matt was up and Sarah was starting to stir. I decided to enjoy my coffee on the balcony, I saw a few blows from a whale, but didn't ...
... to cruise into our next port, Juneau, at 1:30 and there was no time for a nap! We took a quick walking tour of Juneau before catching our shuttle to the airport to board a helicopter to the Mendenhall Glacier. Juneau is a landlocked capital of 31,000 people, accessible only by air or sea. The road system in the area only covers a 40 mile by 6 mile wide area. Imagine! Most people know its going to ...
Got up a little early to catch Australia's second match of the World Cup against the Netherlands as we ate breakfast. The Netherlands had a huge win over the defending Spanish in their first game, so it was expected to be one sided. However, thanks to a bit of vintage Tim Cahill, we found ourselves in the lead for some of the match. In the end we couldn't manage an upset, and will probably not advance as a result, but it was a respectable performance.