Seaplanes and jumping salmon
At the liquor store we picked up two bottles of wine for later on on the cruise. There was a queue to get back on-board as the rain had started again.
We called and had a drink before returning to our room.
On our bed was another towel creation.
We watched the seaplanes coming and going from our balcony.
Below us we could hear popping noises and we could see salmon leaping out of the water.
Some more tips at dinner
Dinner was once again a relaxed affair in the Bordeaux with an American couple and an American extended family. One of the members of the family had been to a recent christening of a Princess Cruise ship in Miami along with members of the cast of the Love Boat.
We learnt from this lady about the buses that go into Denali Park especially about the video cameras that the drivers could use zoom in on the wildlife. The video images then were displayed on screens above the seats on the bus.
From the Captain’s Log
At 0630 we passed abeam of Marmion Island which marked our entrance to the Gastineau Channel and the approaches to Juneau. Island Princess entered Juneau harbor and commenced swinging her bow to starboard at 07:08. We sent our first mooring line ashore at 07:30 and we were all fast forward and aft by 07:35 at Juneau’s Franklin Dock.
Noon Position: Franklin Dock, Juneau Temperature: l4°C (57.2°F)
Wind: Southeasterly Gentle Breeze
Barometer: 1023 mb
Once we had all passengers and crew on board, we commenced reducing our mooring lines. By 20:46 all lines were clear from the pier and Island Princess commenced maneuvering in the harbor before retracing our courses back down the Gastineau channel. At 21:52 we passed Marmion Island on the starboard side and altered course to starboard to enter the Lynn Canal on our northbound passage to Skagway.