Westmark Baranof Hotel
Travel Blogs from Juneau
When I did the last blog on Juneau, we were at a restaurant in Prince Rupert, using their wireless and time ran out to add more photos. So this blog is to send photos for our last day inJuneau which is described in the previous entry. Enjoy!
(8/27/09 note: Hi - we are finally back in the US and able to use our air card. Unfortunately, the …
From Haines, we took the MV Marispina to Juneau, where we were able to take a taxi into downtown. Juneau (the capital of AK) sits at the foot of mountains and is only accessible by boat or airplane. It is a favorite port for cruise ships - there were five ships in port when we arrived. The downtown area by the water has been completely taken over …
... it was free!!) and to charge our various cameras. After that we took off up the Mount Roberts Tramway for some views of Juneau. We also saw a rescued Bald Eagle - which was pretty cool and way bigger than I thought. We also chatted to a guide who said that the Northern Lights were going to be active again tonight.
We got back to the boat, had dinner, watched a show, had a bit of a ...
... Passage passing Admiralty Island, about 2 hours. They turned east into Holkham Bay and then north into Tracy Arm Fjord. It is a true fjord. In order to be one, it must be at sea level with saltwater, have steep rocky sides, hanging u-shaped valleys, cirques, and, I believe, one more feature we can't remember.
... niece (Brett and Amber) when we saw this lighthouse! It was such a pretty setting.
Of course, with the light fog, our pictures don't do it justice; but it was a beautiful trip. j We had a fantastic view of the Herbert Glacier as we came into Juneau. Although the Mendenhall Glacier was visible, we missed our one shot at it. We'll see it tomorrow.
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center