Super 8 Motel - Juneau
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We woke this morning to see the arrival into Juneau. Juneau is the capital of Alaska, and is Alaska's third largest city. Originally a mining town in the early 1900's, the towns population of 15,000 mined gold in tunnels as deep as 800 feet down, carved into Mount Roberts.
Now 50% of the population of 30,000 work for the government and the other 50% in tourism which means they are only here from May to September. Remember ...
... times each day. I still can't tell you if our room was at the front or the back of the boat..
By half way into the tour we were all absolutely starving. So right when it finished we rushed down to the Staff Mess. There is a Crew mess, Staff Mess, and Officer Mess. Each one gets a little nicer with more quality for those specific levels of jobs on the ship. I was surprised to see people working at the mess, clearing tables and serving specific ...
... underwhelmed with the food on board but the company was terrific. I am also pretty underwhelmed with our stateroom attendant. Our room was clean but we hardly ever say him and if we needed anything we had to call. We woke up early on Tuesday and were already docked in Juneau. After a light breakfast (I stopped eating their regular breakfast after the day of feeling sick) we met a few of our traveling companions, Tracy, Bill, Louise and Mark for a ...
Wow,,,, This IS the land of glaciers. We took the ferry from Haines AK to Juneau AK, it rained all the way but the view was quite spectacular with the dozens of Glaciers along the way. We still did amazing hikes in Juneau despite the rain and cold. The Tongass Forest is a REAL rain forest ... in the north. We hiked two days in a row, in the forest, to the foot of Mendenhall and Herbert glaciers. UNIQUE and INCREDIBLY NICE!
... stopped for a quick look, but were back on our way as guys said they knew where a group of interesting whales were hanging out. Capt Larry easily found the group he was looking for. This group of whales was cooperatively feeding, "bubble net feeding" Humpback whales eat small fish, in this instance herring. One whale will go under the school of fish and blow bubbles up which confuse the fish then all the whales swim up under the fish ...