Stop #11, Aug.7-16
Aug. 7: Checked in for the ferry at 7am, didn't leave until 8:15, we had 2 berth full facilities with window, which means 2 beds (bunkbed) with our own bath and a window. We had a naturalist on board, so we sat in the front of the ferry to listen to her talk about different sites and animals along the way. We had gotten off the ferry at two of the stops, Ketchikan and Wrangell, we only had about half an hour, so you didn't wonder too far. That night about 11pm the ferry was going through the narrows, which is a very narrow waterway that the cruise ships can't go through, there were green and red lights on the bouys, really neat to see. There was another stop later that night, but we went to bed, had a long day, I'm not sure if anyone got off at that stop.
Aug. 8: We had got off the ferry at 9:30 am, boarded a bus and got into the hotel at 10, our rooms weren't ready for us, so everyone put there luggage into an unused room and walked downtown Juneau, Alaska. We ate lunch at Red Dog Saloon, before returning to hotel to get our room. Juneau is a very quaint town that the cruise ships own, they own alot of the jewelry shops, 60 total, that's why they port here. That night we had dinner for all in the hotel dining area.
Aug. 9: We left the hotel the next day for a tour of Tracy Arm Cruise. This cruise was fabulous, it took us 2 hours to get to Sawyer Glacier, we had seen bald eagles, icebergs, waterfalls, seals, birds and more icebergs. While going to Sawyer Glacier, we had to go through icebergs, which was somewhat challenging, but boy when we got there it was beautiful. We sat there for quite sometime watching it calfing and listening to it cracking. We then left that area and went to South Sawyer Glacier, while on the way, we saw the most beautiful blue iceberg, here we saw harbor seals and saw this glacier calfing also, which means pieces falling off, and when that calfs the area is really blue looking. This cruise took all day and they furnished lunch.