Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Juneau

Juneau, the capital city of Alaska, was our first port of call. You can see that there's not much land available for building a town! The port area is built on top of the tailings of the abandoned mines directly above.
DH and I first took the tram ride up Mt. Roberts. From there we took in the panoramic views of Juneau and its surrounding mountains.

A close-up of our ship, MS Oosterdam, from the tram

From the Visitor Center atop Mt. Roberts, we took a half-mile hike, almost straight up. The alpine flowers were in full bloom!


On a neighboring peak we were able to spot three mountain goats feasting on the new grass. We also came upon a marmot just a few feet from the trail.

There's so much to write about that I'm planning to share a little bit each day, endeavoring to not bore you too much with detail. :)

My DS was able to make me a cd of my photos that could be uploaded to my computer. Now that my photos are safe, I can format that sd card so my computer will read it. But without my computer geniuses in the house, I'd still be in the last century, getting my film processed at Costco!

13 comments:

Karoline said...

Your photo's are gorgeous Von, it looks like an amazing trip. Welcome home

Barbara said...

Thank goodness for the 'puter geeks, right? Without Niek, I'd be drawing stick people and setting them loose in bottles at sea. ;)

The pictures and commentary are wonderful! I'm eager for more!! :D

tkdchick said...

Gorgeous country!!! I"m looking forward to more!

KarenV said...

Lovely photos Von!

Vonna said...

Beautiful pictures Von :)
I'm a big fan of "Deadliest Catch" on Discovery...so it's great to see other pictures of Alaska :)

Singular Stitches said...

Your photos are absolutely breathtaking!!

Linda litlaskvis said...

Lovely photos. Welcome home!

Carol said...

Oh Von!! What lovely photos! That's it, I am definitely booking an Alaska cruise in my lifetime! Breathtaking! Welcome home!!

Margaret said...

Looks and sounds like you had an amazing time Von. This is a destination we have not cruised to but sure looks like one we should consider. Glad to hear you were so pleased with the HAL - we love them too.

Sharon said...

Welcome home Von, great pictures and sounds like a fabulous time!

Dawn said...

The pictures are stunning! Can't wait for more:)

Have a good weekend!

Annemarie said...

YOu must have had a lovely time, if the pictures are anything to go by. It felt like taking a little vacation, just looking at them!

StitchCat said...

Gorgeous photos Von...sounds like you had a fantastic time :)