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Juneau City and Borough

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  • Day15

    North to Akaska

    September 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    The internet is very hit and miss so we can only cross our fingers that the posts update properly.

    It’s very quiet onboard, I’m told there’s only 1,300 people aboard, capacity for the ship is 1,432. It’s a small cruise ship compared to the others.

    We’re due to dock in Juneau early this afternoon. We’ll take a wander around then we’re booked in for the Salmon Bake @ 5pm. All you can eat Salmon, Lachlan’s very excited.

    But before all the lovely Salmon we listen to the cruise director talk about Skagway History - Dreamers, Schemers & Stampeders. Facinating history this little state has. I love they way they refer to the other US states as “the lower 48”.

    We’ve had a light lunch and decide to disembark the Ship....WOW, it’s raining bears & moose’s- we wait 20 minutes and it’s clear enough to venture out. Mums all dressed up like red riding hood.
    It’s worse than Melbourne - almost terrestrial rain then it stops for 5 minutes then down it comes again with gusty winds too boot.....
    We do a little souvenir shopping then decide this is crazy & head back to the ship.
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    Andrew From Eastlink

    Hahaha, yep know that rain......liquid sunshine?

    Andrew From Eastlink

    On the run........

    Carolyn Arch

    Wow memories of raining bears and moose! That’s pretty amazing. ( And we don’t have that in Melbourne!)

  • Day9

    Juneau - the capital city of Alaska

    August 27, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Juneau and the forecast was for another rainy day but instead we awoke to beautiful sunshine.
    We took the half day tour to Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls. It was worth every minute.
    A lot of walking the trails and plenty of salmon to see but we didn't spot any bears. Perhaps next stop?
    The rain forest was quite a surprise and something we weren't expecting in Alaska.
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  • Day15

    Salmon Bake & Red Dog Saloon

    September 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    What an outstanding option to pick, driving to Salmon Bake in an old yellow school bus and seeing more of Juneau. This is one thing that has been added to the bucket list and ticked off all in one go.

    We arrive at our destination and you would think we were in the Deep South. BBQ cracklings away, running river beside the dining area that was all under marquees. Heaters and party lights plus a guitarist (Scott Ibex was playing the blues).

    It’s all you can eat starting with Clam chowder, then BBQ Salmon with all the sides. Corn bread, scallop potatoes, beans, wild rice & salads. And for those not consuming salmon there was chicken. Coffee, tea & homemade lemonade. Plus the bar had local beers. It was an amazing opportunity and I’m so glad we went.
    Relaxing listening to great music and just having fun, and just like anything it came to an end but on our way out in the bus we spotted a double rainbow 🌈 🌈
    Wow, just wow - hope this converts to a Tatts win 😁
    The driver then talked about the Red Dog Saloon, we hadn’t gone in earlier but when he mentioned that Wyatt Earp’s guns were on display we made sure we headed on in.

    How do you describe this joint:
    Sawdust on the floor,
    flags, money stapled to the ceiling..
    Mounted bears, Moose heads....
    Life preservers...
    There’s stuff everywhere....
    Guns in glass cabinets.
    People have signed anything & everything.
    And of course a country singer with a guitar. Plus the barmaids impromptu singing.
    So who are we not to sit and have a beer (root beer for Lachlan)

    Photos will never do it justice.

    What an amazing evening. Thanks for the laughs & memories Lachlan & mum 🥰
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    Roger van Kollenburg

    It’s a nice warm sunny day this fine Saturday, Leon and I wired Mum’s garage and Fin has run around like crazy with Sammy! Last night Geelong had a win over the Eagles and play for a grand final spot with Richmond next week. Hopeful the rainbows help - powerball jackpot to $150mil on Thursday 😉 Keep on enjoying ❤️

    Andrew From Eastlink

    Great photo of all three of you. Love the bus!

    Andrew From Eastlink

    Looks like a great set up.

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  • Day39

    Alaskas Hauptstadt Juneau

    August 29, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Heute legen wir in Juneau an. Zum ersten Mal habe ich mal einen Schnappschuss vom Sonnenaufgang.
    Nach dem Anlegen komme ich mir erst mal vor wie auf dem Flughafen, da die ganzen Wasserflugzeuge vor meinem Fenster landen und starten. Dann steht Walwatching auf dem Programm und zum Mittag gibt es frischen gegrillten Lachs (lecker). Zum Schluss noch etwas Sightseeing in Juneau.Read more

  • Day14

    North, to Alaska!

    August 15, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Up this morning we walked around downtown Juneau. This city, the capital of Alaska has only about 31,500 people. The economy seems to entirely revolve around the cruise ship industry. Today, there were four ships in dock, and this occurs every day! There are a heaps of tourist shops on the dock area, and hundreds of people frequenting them.

    Cathy needed some time to do some school marking, so Paul and I caught the local bus out the the Mendenhall Valley, and took a very pleasant walk to the Glacier. We saw red salmon in a stream, and the glacier was impressive. On the way back, through the drizzly rain, we saw a mother bear and her three cubs... very special. We took a 4 km walk through the forest, which was gorgeous. It was raining, but I think it is a rare day that it does not rain here.

    Tomorrow we catch a ferry to Glacier Bay and Gustavus.
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    Jill Vogelzang

    This is a very cute picture

    Beth Vogelzang

    Haha, there is actually Glacier behind us...

  • Day56

    Downtown Juneau, Juneau

    June 4, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Eine kleine Cessna hat uns von Skagway über Juneau nach Gustavus (Nationalpark Glacier Bay) gebracht. Eine andere Möglichkeit gäbe es auch gar nicht, da der Ort nur aus der Luft und sonst noch per Schiff zu erreichen ist. Das schlechte Wetter hat uns einen ziemlich holprigen Flug beschert, dennoch konnten wir von oben schon die unglaubliche Schönheit der Landschaft von Alaska erahnen (der eine mehr, der andere weniger. Stimmts Rahel? ;-)).Read more

    Pascale Haefeli

    Rahel sieht etwas angespannt aus, Michi aber ganz locker:))

    Michi und Rahel

    Ja war sie auch. Man konnte sie nicht mal ansprechen :-)

  • Day25

    A Feather Bed and Mendenhall Glacier.

    August 20, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 10 °C

    We arrived is Juneau around mid-day. Unlike outside most Australian transport hubs and for that matter most other places to which we have travelled there rarely are taxis or buses waiting at ferry terminals in Alaska. There are courtesy phones available at the terminals for acquiring transport either public or hotel shuttles but I didn't seem to have a lot of luck using the one here in Juneau. It kept telling me I was making a long distance phone call and that that was not allowed. On to my mobile and a quick call to our hotel and a shuttle was on its way. Once the shuttle arrived it was quickly full and we were to wait until the driver returned. Our hotel's company had two hotels near each other and it appeared that tonight they were going to be full. While waiting we chatted to a delightful young local and eventually we were on our way to Grandma's Feather Bed.
    Grandma's Feather Bed, yes, that was the name of the hotel I had chosen. And why had I made that choice. Well two reasons - one because it is out of town not too far from the both the ferry terminal and Mendenhall Glacier and the other reason? The name of course. Who could not resist sleeping at Grandma's Feather Bed.
    The room was very comfy if not a tad unusual. The shower recess was a glassed enclosure opening directly into the room. No body secrets between Neil and I and just as well. The shower hid nothing! It was also a fancy spa shower that came sans instructions. Neil and I both ended up having a luke warm shower due to not knowing how to operate it!
    Once settled we called a taxi and headed for Mendenhall Glacier. This glacier is perhaps one of the more readily accessible glaciers and hence was being visited by the masses. That, however, in no way diminished the magnitude, majesty or beauty of the glacier. Of course the rain although absent for a brief period while we were first wandering the tracks around the glacier returned and we beat a hasty retreat before we were drenched.
    For dinner we walked in the rain to a nearby restaurant/sports bar. On our return I decided that I knew a short cut! The return journey was a lot longer than it should have been and the rain got heavier!
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  • Day29

    Ferry to Juneau, Our Last Ferry Stop

    August 24, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 12 °C

    Ruth and Steve headed off on the next leg of their journey early in the morning and after an easy start to the day we had another wander around town before catching the Fairweather to Juneau. This ferry was a catamaran and a lot faster than the Matanuska and the Malaspina.
    We have an Air BnB in Juneau, a small and simple studio on the bottom floor of a beautiful home on the hill above the downtown area. The pine covered hills of Juneau are directly behind and above. It's in a great position and guess what. It's raining! Who'd have thought. But we are Alaskan now and walking in the rain has become second nature.
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  • Day19

    Juneau, AK

    August 31, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 11 °C

    The capital of Alaska, the permanent population is around 32,000 and grows to over 45,000 in summer. Most days it's raining.

    Our trip by jet boat to Tracy Arm Fjord and the Sawyer Glacier is cancelled en route due to adverse sea conditions. We are disappointed but better off safe. So we head for the free wifi available at the public library. Then it's off to explore the town.Read more

  • Day30

    Downtown Juneau

    August 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 11 °C

    We saw the sun break briefly over the hills above us before the clouds and mists closed in again. The showers were back but not too heavy.
    Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is a small city spread out between the foreshore and the mountains that line the coastline. She is a wet city, possibly the wettest in Alaska and hence extremely green.
    Just around the corner and down the hill a little we found an organic supermarket. Yep that time again. New Airbnb means a grocery shop. One of the downfalls of travelling and doing your own cooking is that some of the essentials of cooking you are continually buying as it is too hard to take any leftovers along you. This is particularly so if you are not going to another for a while.
    So groceries out of the way we wandered down the hill browsing the many tourist traps in the old town to the harbour. We were able to jag tickets for Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer’s Glacier tomorrow with Adventure Bound. Nothing like leaving things to the last minute. Thankfully we made it by the skin of our teeth with just a few places left. Along the waterfront we came across a cute statue of the hound, Patsy Ann. Rather than repeating the story the plague relating it is in the photos.
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Juneau City and Borough, Ville-arrondissement de Juneau