Monday, 16 November 2015

Juneau | Walking on Ice

I practically had Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal almost every morning so there wasn't much going on with the breakfast front. Since we made a booking to go walk on the glacier too, thought it was best to eat something that filled me up but yet enough to for me to have energy. 

A short bus ride after getting our tickets checked and off we went to the flying sight. Funny how this was called the Lemon Creek too. 

A real brown bear on display...
I felt like a midget right next to it.

First the bus, then the helicopter after getting our icegrips overshoe on. Nicest day ever! We keep getting told that the weather had been rather warm for all Alaskans over the week. Must be our lucky trip to get great weather for all these excursions too.  

Up in Air

Could not believe how tiny all those people looked when we were over looking at the drop off sight. 

You can literally drink the water off the ground if you're brave enough to do a push up stand and sip on the water as we were told. Wouldn't have believed that I was standing on 3000 year old ice cube slowly melting it's way down to the rivers and creeks. 

Definitely recommend you all to get your winter warmers and coats because it's was so windy up there I felt like I was about to be blown away. Apart from being blown away by the scenic itself but LITERALLY... being blown off like leaves from the ground. 

My Outfit:
 Northface Beanie | Matthew Williamson Sunnies | Nike Pro Hyperwarm Top | 
Spyder Jacket | Zara Leggings | Camera Nikon DF | Aigel Hiking Boots 

Touch Down!
After that, a quick hot cocoa back in the room and a bus ride back to the main area where the cruise ported.

We went ahead and got a ride up the cable car and what a view it was. 

Crammed into this one and only Tramway with an operator who also played the drum to keep us entertained while we headed up and also our way back down to the cruise ship. 

A short hike around the area and down we went back by the port.
Try not to stand too close to the person who plays the drums... don't get me wrong, the information he talked about Juneau was very knowledgeable. However, the echo of the drums and sounds trapped in the cable car was starting to ring in my ears.  

Some of our friends went back to their room to freshen up and some of us went straight to the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. Not too far from the port, a short taxi ride will take you there. Best to call for one too because by the motorway and there's no other way to get there other than a car. You can venture out and try to take the bus! We were suggested to call for a cabbie anyway just to ensure we weren't left in Juneau and the cruise ship sails off. 

I followed the bear and found myself a bajillion baby salmon. 

It was smart of Macaulay to have made start the hatchery here and cultivate them naturally. Though, it's also sad at the same time that all the hard work the fish swim out from fresh water to sea water and come home to get slaughtered and become our food. Am I being biased? I don't know. Can't deny the fact Macaulay made a successful business as natural as possible for the salmon too. 

Sailed away with another amazing sunset.

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