Saturday, May 23, 2009
I made it to Juneau! And on time, which is most impressive. I left Bellingham May 4th, it is May 23 (but I got here last night), so that is 19 days from Bellingham to Juneau. Its been 987 nautical miles since I left Seattle, and now I pick up Danny (who is a very good photographer, he also has a blog) and we go out to Glacier Bay and the surrounding area for two weeks. This is the land of the Cruise Ship, and sometimes I have to dodge around them. Danny actually works on a small one that is very luxurious (the Safari Spirit) and also very expensive. Everything is expensive here, though.
So I'll be out of touch mostly (maybe some cell phone coverage here and there) for the next two weeks. After that, I'll have a big entry with a lot of pictures, I am sure.
I also saw my first iceberg yesterday, which is just a chunk of ice floating around, so its nothing special in fact, but still its a first.
Juneau is a really pretty city, but I think its best to fly in, because the mountians are so steep on each side, they just go straight up. Its hard to see from the ground how amazing it all is, but I imagine from the air its astonishing.
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