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Juneau Harbor

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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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  • 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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  • Day6

    Ship on Stick!

    May 3, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 6 °C

    I somehow managed to win myself a 'ship on a stick' ... for those who haven't cruised Carnival this is one of those cheap plastic trophies that everyone wants to get their hands on! I never got one last cruise so happy to have gotten one today!Read more

  • Day14

    AT SEA

    May 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Monday, May 7th, weather 7degrees Celsius, mostly sunny, ships clocks set back 1hour at 2:00am.Spent time exploring and finding our way around ship. After lunch went to movies saw "Murder on the Orient Express". 1st Gala Night 4 course meal. Listened to Blues Music also entertained by 2 pianists playing and singing,brilliant. When we arrived back to cabin there was an elephant made out of towels.Read more

  • Day5

    Do You Know Juneau?

    September 18, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Eagles, whales, freshest seafood, beautiful weather, and, according to C&J, very cute mountain men type waiters, here in Juneau.

    Quote of the day: “We’ve got tail!” (Jannelle, on the whale watch). In fact we got double tail, 2 right after another.

    And a big beautiful glacier, Mendenhall, along with other glacier and snow-pack peaks seen on our whale watch.
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