Before driving to Alaska, we took a cruise out of Seattle which allowed us to see some sites that we wouldn’t be able to see on our road trip. Traveling with great long-time friends.
Beautiful view of Seattle from our balcony
Watching the seaplanes take off in Juneau from our balcony.
It was a cool, damp day but it didn’t keep us from enjoying the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls.
If we could have picked only one day to have mostly sunshine it would have been the day we cruised Glacier Bay. Turns out it was the only day we had mostly sunshine.
And then on to Sitka. The Kostkas led us on a hike along the Indian River that they had done before. I think we hiked around 9 miles! It was beautiful. And even though it was another cool, damp day, we had so much fun.
Pondering the meaning of life?
Standing on a log bridge over the river.
And then on to Ketchikan on a cool, damp day. We weren’t there for very long so we just walked around the town for a few hours.
That’s a fish ladder. It helps the salmon to swim upstream.
Our last stop was Victoria, British Columbia. It was a nighttime visit and, since it was raining, we just stayed on the ship.
All in all, we had a fabulous time in beautiful places with our fun traveling companions. Now on to Alaska. We crossed the Canadian border this afternoon to start our next adventure