Juneau, AK- Day 6

Juneau, AK

 

 

 

July 18, 2010 .

After an early breakfast in the Windjammer Café, we pull into the port at Juneau.  Beautiful,massive evergreens envelope us!

Fun facts about Juneau

The tongue is national Forest is the largest temperate rainforest in North America, covering nearly 17,000,000 acres including nearly all of Alaska inside passage.The old growth trees of Tongue can be between 200 to 700 years old.

I spot my first bald eagle. No words.

At 12 noon we dock at Juneau. It’s a short 10 minute walk and then a  12 minute shuttle to the Mendenhall glacier. We are mendalsized!

We hike to the falls on the Nugget Falls Trail. Amazing.

At 3:15 PM we are on our way to the Alaskan brewery for some free samples (well not actually free $1.50 each)

Back in town for a delicious bowl of chowder soup at the Hanger In The Wharf on the harbor.

We walk through town quickly and head back to the ship at 7:30 PM  to get ready for the  captains invite for free drinks and Appy’s. A quick dinner at the Windjammer and a Broadway show later. It’s been a long day. We actually hit the sack at 11 PM.

 

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