Juneau and Glacier Bay


I am back from a much needed vacation and break. We had the best week and it really seemed like we were gone so much longer. Since I am up to my eyeballs in laundry and don't have anything else to share I'm going to share some photos from the first leg of our trip in Juneau and Glacier Bay.

Our trip started in Seattle and I took this shot of the Seattle skyline and the Space Needle from our room's balcony as we were setting sail. 

First stop after being at sea for two days was Juneau. This was the view as we pulled into port. It was a beautiful sunny day. Juneau is filled with jewelry stores and gift and souvenir shops. We stayed clear of the jewelry stores. We have already gone that route on another cruise several years ago.

We could have gone on some shore excursions, but we did that on our last trip. We just strolled around town and popped in a few shops.
 There were so many pretty flowers everywhere.

I had read that this was a great place to eat before we left. At times the line was quite long, but we finally stood in it and it we had some really good Alaskan king crab.

Those spines were a bit sharp.

After lots of walking we headed back to the ship.

This is the view from our balcony while we rested.

After Juneau we woke up close to Glacier Bay.
We put on our winter coats and hats and went to the front of the ship to get a closer look.

This is the way most folks were dressed. You had the brave few in shorts and flip flops.

It is so peaceful and beautiful in this bay. You can spot otters and there were plenty of seagulls flying around.

The day started off sunny and clouded up rather quickly and then there was a light rain.

This little boat went by us on there way for a closer look. I just love the color of the water.

Chunks of ice were everywhere.

There was an announcement on board that a bear had been spotted and when I finally zoomed in on it he or she was walking inside the hole. I'm surprised this shot wasn't blurrier than it is.

This is what everyone is trying to get close to. Of course that little boat went right up to it. The clouds made the water look darker.

The Margerie Glacier. 

I hope y'all enjoyed these photos. I have more photos to go through, but for now I need to go pick up Miss Bailey who I haven't seen for ten days and I have a ton of laundry to finish that I started yesterday.

Have a great day and week!


  1. I have never been to Alaska. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

  2. Alaska is truly beautiful. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip!

  3. Your beautiful pics make me miss Alaska! Our son lives in Skagway, did you visit there too?

  4. Such beautiful photos and just from the photos it looks like you had an amazing trip....that cruise is definitely on my bucket list....Glad you are safe and sound back home!

  5. Beautiful pics and scenery Kim! Looks like it was an amazing trip. I have talked to several friends who have been on that cruise and they all raved about it. Just wondering was it smoggy in Seattle while you were there? It doesn't appear so in the pics you showed but I understand they still have lots of smoke from the fires.

  6. We live in the Seattle area, and I hope you were here when we didn't have too much smoke in the air. My granddaughter and I took the Clipper ship to Victoria last week and it was like traveling in the clouds--could hardly see anything outside the ship. We were supposed to fly home, but there was too much smoke for the small plan to fly. This is very unusual for the area.
    Th Alaska cruise looks fabulous; something we have yet to do but it is on the list. Glad you had such a wonderful time!

  7. I have never been to Alaska but I'm definitely putting it on my bucket list!

  8. Wow, very beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing them

  9. Beautiful pics, Kim! We haven't made the trip up there yet but hope to do it one day. Looks like you had a great trip.

  10. Beautiful!! Thank you and glad you had a great trip!!

  11. Amazing pictures, Kim! I've never been to Alaska, but I definitely need to go!