Friday, July 11, 2014

Cruising: Juneau

The second part of our trip was an Alaskan Cruise via the Golden Princess (Princess Cruises). I forgot how crazy the cruise terminal is, but we got through and on the ship without too much annoyance. Our room was tiny (as is expected), but comfortable with a nice window.

The first day at sea was rough. The boat was very rocky and I got seasick. That has never happened to me before, but luckily I brought medicine with me. The only downside to the meds are they make you sleepy. I felt bad for Charles because it was his birthday and I just had no energy. We did go to formal night, so it was not a complete loss.
Normally I do not share crappy pictures of myself, but this just shows how bad we felt that first day at sea.
At least someone was able to do some decorating for his birthday
Happy Birthday cake!
Our first stop (and I was glad to get off the boat) was in Juneau, AK. It was a little rainy and gloomy, but we were going on a hike to see a glacier. And you have to say glacier the British way just because it sounds better.

The hike was lovely, although I probably complained about hiking at least half the time. I just cannot appreciate things as they are happening. However, we got to one part that looked like you had to rappel up a mountain. I could just picture myself slipping on the wet rocks and tumbling down to my death. I was not doing that. Charles climbed up to see the glacier and I waited below.

After our hike, we took the tram to the top of the mountain for lunch and a view. We also saw a short film about the Tlingit people, a native group to Alaska. It was very informative.

A rescued Eagle

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