I know some of you have been waiting to see photos from our Alaskan cruise, so in this post I will just quickly give an overview of some of the places we visited. I plan to do more detailed posts as DH and I go through all the photos we have on our SD cards...it's a few!
The next day was our first stop...Ketchikan. There were 3 other cruise ships moored at the same time as ours...so lots of tourists descending on this town...
The next day we stopped for the morning at the town of Juneau...
The next photo shows some of the buses parked ready to take people from the cruise ships on excursions to the local attractions. We had chosen not to pre book for any of these, instead opting to get a shuttle bus into the town from the dock and 'do our own thing'. Ironically a number of excursions had been cancelled due to the weather.
Yep! It was raining. The girls and I went up in the Mt Roberts Tramway...it was a bit windy and the 'car' blew around a bit as we neared the top.
That afternoon turned out to be wonderful. The itinerary for the cruise was to sail the ship into an area of glaciation. The weather caused a change of plan as there was a storm in the planned area. But the Captain took us to another area. I will write a post just on the glacier/s but will share a few photos now.
Mid afternoon, I looked out of our cabin and saw blocks of ice floating by...
As we continued sailing we noticed the floes had become larger...
It was getting colder too so I gave the family a laugh when I got my hat and scarf out of my suitcase...I hadn't needed these items before this on the holiday!
The next day the ship docked at Skagway...another charming town. The next photo is at the dock...not the charming town.
It was rather windy at the dock...and cold!
The township was a 10 minute walk away or you could take the shuttle; we did the latter. We were delighted to find that it wasn't windy in the town and we walked around there for a few hours.
Luckily, it wasn't part of the train we would catch that afternoon. But more about that in a later post.
So that's just a short introduction to the 3 Alaskan towns we visited.