On day five we arrived in Juneau, Alaska. Our tour for the day was a Whale Watching Excursion!
We had a lovely bus ride to where our boat was. Shelli had arranged for us to go on a private boat out to look for the whales.
Our boat/ship ???? was called the Obi One and was captained by the sweetest girl you'd ever meet. Her name was Jalynn. Her dad owned the company and she was a Jr. in college and did the tours in the summer. She was a delight.
Kris and I rode part of the way on the front of the boat! Fun!
The boats are not allowed to get any closer than 100' to the whales. We lucked upon a mother and baby and did the baby ever give us a show. For about one hour, "Spark" blew and dived and came up giving us quite a spectacular show.
The whales give birth in Hawaii and then migrate to Alaska.
Even tho you can't get within 100' of the whales, if they come to you, it's okay. Believe it or not, this baby came right up to the ship and just carried on and on.
Even our captain was amazed at it's antics.
It was just unbelievable!!
We saw some very industrious seals!
Then we went to the gorgeous Mendenhall Glacier...
Shelli and I in front of the glacier.
This is Fire Weed. You see it everywhere because it can grow in the tiniest spot anywhere on the mountain side.
When we got back to the ship, I called Paula, a fellow blogger, and we met for a Coca Cola. My kind of girl!!
The beauty of the nature up here is just breathtaking. I cannot imagine living in this kind of scenery. I loved the fact that the sun rose about 4:30 in the morning and set anywhere between 10 and 11 at night. Loved that!!
PS: Brenda's tv, internet and phone are down. She has electricity but not the other. So, that's why she hasn't posted in a couple of days. I went over this morning to check on her and the puppies and they were fine!!
Till next time, Judy