I mean the rest of the trip. Just in case you didn’t know what I meant by “The Rest”. You may have been thinking I was talking about resting as in the verb to rest. But I am assuming you are really, very smart people, the smartest in the world actually, so I am sure you knew what I meant.
You have seen the first day of the cruise, the second day (which was the wedding), the 3rd day (1st port of call) and no other days. That leaves me with the remaining 4 days. 1 of those days was at sea and I took no pictures, mainly because I was really sick. That day, specifically, deserves its own post. So I leave you with 3 trip days in this lovely post: Glacier Bay along with Juneau, Skagway and Victoria (in B.C…yay Canada!).
Here is how the days went down and the plane stayed up (oh, I’ll save the awesome plane story for another awesome post as well).
This is not Glacier Bay. I told you it was Glacier Bay but I was wrong. This is very close to the bay though. Apparently, the cruises takes turns going to the bay and we happened to be on one that had to go somewhere else…it wasn’t our turn . This is actually Tracy Fjord Arms or Tracy Arms Fjord….I think.
The ship went into this fjord and spun around so we could get a breathtaking view…the most breathtaking part was waking up at 5:30am to see it.
We sailed very, very slowly from 5:30 am until around 7:30 through this Fjord before we turned around and left. We were completely back at see by 10am.
I am really sad that my picture-taking abilities are not up to par with my eyesight. So I am going to show you some mediocre photos that do this fjord no justice…
The pics are in chronological order from beginning to enter the fjord until the last pick (above) which is in the fjord.
Honestly one of the best things I have ever seen!
Ok, moving on. We sailed for another 4 hours after the fjord and eventually arrived in rainy Juneau.
By far, the best stop on the trip was Skagway. This is probably due to the great, sunny weather that we had for the first time on the trip and partly because I had a train ride that I will remember for centuries (I will dedicate a whole post to the train ride and you will see what I mean.)
Here are some fond memories from Skagway…
These first few pics were all taken from the train ride and then I took some when I went into town.
That waterfall can only be seen from the train ride and is 1500 feet or something like that. I love that it is running on such a horizontal angle and visible even though the trees are so abundant around it.
We rode up 3500 feet and at the top we crossed the original border that the Alaskan’s took to get to Canada to mine for gold. Check out my beautiful Canadian flag. And in case you were thinking I crossed over into the Yukon (like I thought) we only crossed over onto a very northern area of B.C.
Now it’s time to go back down the mountain…
And in the town of Skagway, I captured this pretty good shot…
Once again, moving on.
The nest day of the cruise was entirely at sea. I got sick…I’ll save that story for later (seems like I am doing that a lot in this post but don’t worry, I’ll come back and link everything up for your convenience).
But day 7 was a great day. As we were sailing very south towards Victoria Island, the weather was very warm and the sky was crystal clear.
I didn’t get any great shot in Victoria because I took a bus tour and by the time I had my camera ready to shoot, we drove on…
But I did get great pics of dinner! It also happened to be my little sis’ 13th birthday!
Here is a toast to her birthday…
We exited the boat so, so early on Sunday morning, headed to the airport and the flights were all booked.
Another 2 days in Seattle followed but I am home, safe now.
I loved this experience.
I’ll definitely, definitely do it again! NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!!