Thursday, August 25, 2011

Whale watching in Juneau

Today was exciting.  I bought tickets prior to going to Alaska to go whale watching and the visit the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. 

The ship docked in the harbour at Juneau so we could just walk off.  First we had to go to a store to buy some batteries for Izzy's camera because by now, all 6 (or was it 8?) were all used up. 

We boarded a bus to take us to the Mendenhall Glacier and I'll let my pictures speak for themselves - abundant salmon, porupine, beautiful glacier, waterfall and lovely vegetation, whales, seals, (no pictures for these two), and sea lions!
Salmon spawning ground

Salmon swimming against strong current

Porkepin (Sahana's spelling)

Mendenhall Glacier

Mendenhall Glacier

Cuties in front of Mendenhall Glacier

Waterfall backdrop

Waterfall next to glacier

Close-up of glacier

Ice floes

Northern vegetation

Waiting for the bus to whale watching

Beautiful Alaskan vegetation and glacier
Alaskan skies
Sea lions

Anticipating the next event

This was a very exciting day for the kids and They thoroughly enjoyed all that they saw.  They also had a chance to call home and talk to their parents. 

We went back to the ship and had a very nice dinner.  In fact, the food on the entire cruise so far has been very tasty and there is such a huge selection, that we are not missing anything so far.  We even have curry, dhall and roti - although the comments from my two grand daughters, are that it's okay but ti doesn't taste like Nani's.  And I didn't even pay them to say that!


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