Jul 11, 2014

Day 5 in Juneau, Alaska Part 2

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Lunch was a much needed break after our glacier walkabout. We warmed up and headed back out into misty Juneau, destined for Mount Roberts Tramway.

Once everyone was inside the gondola it ascended up the mountain to it’s final elevation, 1,800 feet. At the top we explored the gift shop, enjoyed the view, and met a bald eagle named Lady Baltimore. Then despite intermittent showers and against our better judgement, went for a hike up the mountainside, stroller and all. The dirt trails were packed tightly and decently sized. Tree roots overpowered the smooth trails in some parts but navigating with the stroller wasn’t difficult. Small puddles gathered but we pressed on. The rain stopped for a moment and allowed us to take in the panoramic view. Steve decided to fly his copter, so he hiked on. We joined him until the rain started again and the boys and I took the tram back down.

Søren fell asleep so Aiden and I walked the streets of Juneau. We found a nice little boutique featuring local artists and purchased a few souvenirs. We pressed onward, enjoying the sights. A raven soared above us and we passed by the mural depicting creation. The story goes that a Raven was hungry, so it opened up a clam and out came man. The skies opened up and we hurried back to the ship. A quick tender in and we settled in for the night.

Our ship pulled anchor and headed out, escorted by the Coast Guard and Alaskan liquid sunshine. The sun began to set and we crossed under a double rainbow. Am I dreaming? With the close of the day the mountains grew taller, a glimpse of adventures to come.

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Interesting tale about the raven! Love the photography.

That tram ride looks magical!

Absolutely breathtaking!

Your photography skills are beyond amazing!!!! Also, those trees are to die for. I’m so happy you enjoyed your time

Incredible pics! My bf and I want to do an Alaskan cruise as some point as well.

These photos are beyond gorgeous! I love how the one zooms into the cruise ship. So gorgeous.

Totally love your pictures, stunning!

Simply gorgeous! I can’t get over how beautiful it looks there despite the gloominess.


These pictures are absolutely beautiful!! Looks like you had a great time. My Husband wants to go on an Alaskan cruise so bad.

I am IN LOVE with the bald eagle photo! AND, that’s the coolest sign with miles on it! <3

Gorgeous photos! Looks amazing.

Beautiful photos, seems like an amazing trip!

wow, beautiful photos am sure its even more prettier

Thank you! It is, really. The rain made it hard to see the color of the water or the mountains clearly.

Absolutely brilliant photographs, Jess. The GIF is super fun too. Felt like I was there.

Thanks! I didn’t have it in mind to start with but when scrolling through my photos I shot a lot coming down the mountainside and it looked animated so I piled them all up. 🙂

So awesome. My favorite is the tribal statue in the tree. I so envy travelers like you. I think it is what we are meant to do in life!

Thanks. I just happened to notice that carving by chance. We weren’t really reading signs when we were walking because I was pushing the stroller and it was pouring rain, but I stopped to make a silly face when Aiden was snapping some of those photos of me. We gave up on being dry and I noticed the little markers and started to pay better attention.

STUNNING photos! I want to go to Alaska so badly – it’s on my bucket list!

Thank you. You should, it’s definitely worth a visit. 🙂

These images are simply stunning. The landscapes is the perfect backdrop for absolutely anything. I do hope that you are having an amazing trip, but really how could you not with these sights surrounding you?

Thanks Susie! I just wish it were a little less rainy.

wow, these photos are beautiful! the one of the eagle… wow! love the stop motion too! looks like a wonderful trip.

Thank you ! The Eagle made it easy, she was in captivity and can’t be released into the wild. She was shot and her other eye is severely damaged /gone.

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