Inside passage

Trip Start Jul 06, 2010
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Trip End Sep 03, 2010


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Sergeant Peppers

Flag of United States  , Alaska
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Nothing like travelling the iInside Passage on the Alaskan Ferries.  We have stopped in Ketichan to see the Grizzlies - saw orcas too.  Bald eagles everywhere, nesting and diving on fish.  26 hours ferry travelling took us up to Juneau, 3 days there.  Time to climb a peak over city, explore and visit the Mendenhall glacier.  Glacier that bigs chunks of ice have dropped off.  There we saw a juvenile black bear trying unsuccessfully to catch spawning sockeye salmon.  They turn very red!  Now  have travelled 6 more hours to Skagway, reborn as the exciting frontier town it once was.
Tomorrow we start the Chilcoot trail so will be slugging away for 2 big days and 2 smaller days.  Don't think I could've coped with gold fever - too much organisation and isolation.  These days we n must be soft!!
Thanks for those who have added a  comment or sent an email.  I really appreciate it.   Am travelling with a friendly group - 7 of us.
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Donna on

An old gold rush western town would've been cool to see!

Sharon Coromandel on

Kia ora traveller! Morning tea again and this is how I spend mine reading your voyages - what an adventure! Bald eagles wow! and grizzlies even! hope you got heaps of pixs for us to enjoy.
The sun is shining in brightly through my office window, I have the venetians drawn to enjoy its fullness. Hopefully all this rain has subsided. Sinitia has been enjoying Room 5 (I think not?) Hugh (RTLB) seems to have been in there this week and done something up for her to assist in the reward system for the little darlings - obviously I didnt get enough information from him as to what he was doing in there so Im not that good at playing detective. Hopefully the days here will be a little warmer for your arrival home - you will be returning??? Otherwise things will be just the same as when you left apart from our school being a little more cheerier on your return. Will look forward to seeing you again when you return and we will need to make time for a coffee chat to hear all about the things you didnt write about. Thats it from me as the sick bay is filling up - catch up with you soon.
Bye for now Sharon

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