by Maxine Davis
The second day we stopped in Glacier Bay National Park for some scenic cruising and viewing the majesty of huge glaciers, and if you’re lucky, watching one calving. When these hunks of ice the size of a building break off and crash into the ocean, it sounds like a canon and is fascinating to watch. It’s hard to tell in the picture that the glacier is much taller than the ship.
Our first stop was Haines, population about 1,800 in the winter and around 2,400 in the
Our next stop – Juneau and an excursion, Panning For Gold. Yes, we ended up with a few gold flakes – probably enough for a hamburger, but it was tremendous fun. After a ride through town and deep into some woods, we stopped at a stream where we had a quick lesson on panning and received our “pan.” After the gold-hunting expedition, we were bussed to another site in the woods where they prepared fresh salmon on the grill and a delicious meal.
If you come to Juneau, look for a shack, Tracy’s King Crab, right next to the cruise ships’ dock. In the picture, hubby is having a meal of one crab leg—yep, that mess is from 1 King Crab leg!
Next week, we take a “Deadliest Catch” excursion on a ship that was actually on the show, “The Deadliest Catch,” in the Bering Sea.