There were 3 cruise ships in this tiny town, which made it very crowded. The ride was fun, but I couldn't wait to explore the night life. Funny the cruise ship passengers leave around 7:30. Then the locals come out to eat at the restaurants and bars, while all the other tourist shops are closed. Lots of fun, but 10 shots of Fireball later, well I was glad to see the hotel bed!
We hung in Juneau for the next day in which I rented a car. Drove out of the tourist part of town and restocked our supplies from Fred Myers. They also have no more Monkey Shoulder scotch, because I took their monthly allotment!
The next day took us to Icy Straits and the Tlingit town of Hoonah! We stopped for the night at Swanson Bay, where the state has two docks. One dock was already loaded with commercial fisherman, but we found space. The next day we tried our luck at halibut at "The Sister Islands." Tracey landed a really nice one, 60lbs.
The scenery was just awesome!! We are staying at Hoonah for a few days, then we start heading south, making Wrangell for the 4th.
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|This eagle got lucky.|
|Tracey's first "butt"|
|The ferry to Skagway|
|Red Onion Tour|
|mmmmm Warm bum in the winter??|
|Well no explanation here......|
|Lady Rosey tried to hire the ladies but.....|
|Alaska has a lot of waterfalls|
|See the railroad bridge?|
|This lighthouse is where Lynn Canal and Stephens Passage meets.|
|Little boat in a big ocean|
|Yeah!! Sunny Day|
|This light house is situated on a rock in the middle of the channel on the way to Skagway|
|Alaska State Ferry|
|On the Ferry back to Juneau|
|If you can zoom in, you will see 2 small boats pushing this make shift barge|
|You see the current bubbling behind the boat|
|We are so blessed to have this weather|
|Entering Hoonah behind a local fishing boat|
|Pairadice and a cruise ship playing "Chicken!" Ok maybe not, but it sure looks like it.|
|The old cannery at Hoonah|
|Come on fishy fishy|
|Sunset at Hoonah|
|While we were fishing a few pilot whales surfaced|
|Kay is trying to out fish me again|
|Cool Eagle shot|