It’s hard to make good pictures of beautiful places, and even harder when you’re traveling on a boat with two-thousand other people. Our cruise started in Seward, Alaska, just before sundown.
The next day we pulled into Disenchantment Bay (great name) to take a peek at the Hubbard Glacier, which despite all odds is apparently growing. That turquoise color in the water is from glacial melt.
Then on to Hoonah, on Chicagof Island for a different kind of otherworldly beauty.
I would have been happy spending the entire week in Juneau if we had the chance. It felt like a place we could call home, if it wasn’t for the isolation from the rest of the world, and the cold dark winters.
Supposedly the skull of an infamous swindler from Skagway’s Goldrush days is the model for this cliff-side visage. It isn’t easy to tell how tall the tales are sometimes.
I’m still a little sore we sailed down most of Vancouver Island at night.