Monday, 13 August 2012


We flew from Anchorage to Juneau at 8am in the morning.  The flight took 1.45hrs.
Here is another photo of the Mendenhall Glacier showing the waterfall off to the side.  Realizing how big the waterfall is, you can appreciate how enormous the glacier is. 
 St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

 The church was tiny and no pews.  It was beautifully decorated.  We sat and had a tranquill moment, being thankful for our travelling mercies, and God's amazing handiwork in His creation.

 Spring bulbs in flower  outside Juneau Cathedral.
 Juneau is built on a very narrow coastal strip with now road access to the city.  It is the State Capital.  It is flanked by steep mountains on one side and the water on the other.
 Downtown Juneau.
 Juneau's houses were beautiful.  Several were being cleaned up and painted after the long winter.
I don't remember the cold, but looking at our clothes I guess we were dressed appropriately for the day's walk around town.
 The Alaska Government Building
 Part of the immaculate foyer of the building. with relief sculptures of moments in history.  We did a self-guided tour of the building and were surprised such freedom of movement throughout the building despite the fact that parliament was sitting and politicians were rushing around the corridors.
 Testament to the rough weather experienced around Juneau.

 Then we finished up with a drink in the famous RED DOG SALOON. Apparently when the cruise ships are in it is hard to get into the saloon but there was only one other table occupied while we were there.  There was lots to look at around the bar.

 The main shopping street of Juneau.
 Standing on the dock in Juneau looking back towards the town.
A chilly early morning farewell to Juneau when we boarded the Colombia for our ferry trip down The Inside Passage to Ketchikan.  Jeff is pulling my new pink bag I bought to put my clothes in as my big suitcase was so full of shopping.


  1. Wow, the shipwreck! That's amazing!! How cool is the saloon!!

  2. Oh i LOVE the bear up the pole in the Saloon! So cool!! And yeah, that Shipwreck is awesome!
    I am always amazed at how you can just walk around Parliament house in Canberra too. We didn't even attempt to look around the Capitol Building in Washington DC. You have to book ahead I read, and there were lots of guards!