June 01, 2016

Juneau Alaska

We arrive in Juneau about 9:00 AM. The weather is mostly cloudy with some scattered showers. Highs are expected to be in the upper 50's. Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is unique in that there are no roads to Juneau, it can only be reached by sea or air. There are many wildlife and adventure tours available, but I choose one of the easiest, the tramway to the top of Mount Roberts. I have always been drawn to such things along with visiting observation platforms on tall buildings.

On the way up the mountain I spot an eagle in a nearby tree top. There is a rapture rehabilitation facility on the top of the mountain. The views are as good as can be expected in the cloudy weather. After I return to sea level I walk to the downtown area and stop at the world famous Red Dog Saloon for lunch. Very busy, but the service and food was good. I'll post pictures once I'm back home.

A good friend, Kelly Goodrich plays in the piano bar for Royal Caribbean, and has played on the Radiance for a number of seasons in Alaska. It is a good thing he is on a different ship this season as I have yet to stay up late enough to make it to the piano bar. Tonight will not be any different, I retire just as we leave port at 9:00 PM headed to our next port of Skagway.

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