Our second visit to Juneau on our round-trip cruise. The cruise ship docks are right at the foot of town with mountains surrounding the town. We spent the entire day shopping since we had seen most of the Juneau sites last week. Shopping was easy with a multitude of shops right near all the ships…. read more of “Perry’s…”
Category: Alaska & Yukon
On our way back to Vancouver I always like to cruise by Alert Bay, a small originally First Nation community of the Namgis or Nimpkish on Cormorant Island at the north end of Johnstone Strait. It was first visited by George Vancouver in 1792, who made friendly contact with the Namgis tribe. The island was… read more of “Captain’s…”
Recently Ryndam’s crew went hiking in Southeast Alaska. After a nice 45-minute drive through the rain forest they arrived at the Saga Eagle Preserve Centre, where Nate (SAGA trainer) offered them an unforgettable day. ”It felt like a short holiday!” they all told me when they returned to the ship! Nate taught them about survival… read more of “A Hiking They Will…”
We were greeted with a nice welcome in Haines. We are the only ship in port, so it should be a nice quiet and relaxing day. It’s a pleasant 57 degrees with overcast skies. Haines is a a sleepy little Alaska town with a lot of history, including Alaska’s first U.S. military installation: Fort Stewart…. read more of “Perry’s…”
Bear! When you hear that call, everything stops. The bear in the picture was spotted near Grand Pacific Glacier in Glacier Bay yesterday. We got within a quarter-mile of this bear. He stayed in view for about 45 minutes making it one of the best bears ever for me. If you didn’t see this one… read more of “Captain’s…”
Before dinner we saw the new Star Trek movie in the ship’s theater, then had a casual dinner in the Lido Restaurant on Deck 11 of the ship. After dinner I attended a computer class about Windows 7, Microsoft’s new upgrade to Windows Vista being released on Oct. 22 in the new and very nice… read more of “Perry’s…”
Tuesday at 2:49 p.m. as we were leaving Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, we passed the Westerdam of Holland America Line on our port side as it was headed in to Margerie Glacier. It was a serene scene, to be sure. Total silence.
Going back to ship on the Alaska Railroad on Sunday after a short tour of Anchorage.