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While I was sad to leave Sitka, I was eager to see a bit more of Alaska before heading to the lower 48. So after packing and sending a couple of boxes onward so I didn't have to carry everything, I headed to the Sitka airport at 5AM to fly to Juneau.
I arrived in Juneau at 6:30AM, and thankfully the Driftwood Hotel offered pick up services and found a clean room so I promptly took a nap! Then off to the local bus stop to get the bus ...
... earlier and eventually out into the open seas. As we speed across these waters there again is yet another pod of wonderful Orca Whales.
Once again it was cameras out and the shutters were going non stop and i again got some amazing photos.
After about 4 or so hours of just taking photos of everything that moved we were all rather exhausted and worn out. The sun was beating down and sure was burning us. With nothing much happening we all ...
... cold, and I would say "basic". The schools use the very to go from high school to high school for completions and we had about six teams onboard at one stage, musicians, volleyball players, wrestlers, basketball teams. Nice kids had we had chats to a few.
The second morning on the boat started well as we watched whales frolic in the ferrys wake. We had beautiful clear sky's all day and not a lot of wind. Another highlight was being asked up on the bridge and ...
... s where you can feel the power of theses dogs. I almost fell off when we first started going!! We got back on the helicopter and headed back to the city after petting some puppies. Another fabulous experience!! Late lunch at the Twisted Fish where Maya got seared ahi that she LOVED and didn't want to share! I got lobster tacos that were yummy. Back to the ship for early departure at 4:15pm. Tonight was dinner at Triton's and ...
... driver instructed everyone on the bus to bring nothing into the park except for plain water. Bears roam freely in the area and can get confrontational if you even have flavored water. After seeing the size of some bears I have no doubt who would win in a confrontation. The parking lot has bear proof garbage containers and we later found out, so does downtown Juneau. The glacier is spectacular and you can get great pictures from the visitor's center ...