Yet again, I'm not your typical cruiser. On this day I'm up early to watch the ship dock in Juneau. I've already been informed of the day by the carpet in the elevator and I've taken a look at the Naturalist's board in the lobby. Next, I'm out onto the Promenade Deck to snap some pictures of the docking process.
|In a few minutes time we will be docked at this location in|
Juneau, Alaska. Note the forklift and a few people behind it in orange/red jackets.
|The Captain has positioned us perfectly and let out the ropes to tie us up.|
The guys putting the rope in place go through a very sequential process
as the rope itself is very heavy.
|We're tied up and the gangway is being put in place.|
|The lady on the gangway is the first person to walk aboard. I|
believe she is the "Port Agent" for the ship. It will be another
30 minutes or so before passengers leave the ship. Time now
for me to go up and have some breakfast.
|Later in day this shot looks toward downtown Juneau.|
The bigger building in the center is the Public Library. The crew
tells me they love to go there for free WI-FI. :-)
|Looking in the opposite direction down the shore line. First time|
visitors love to take an aerial tramway to the top of the hill on the left
for some pretty spectacular views of the harbor.
|Mid day I walked into Juneau and it was raining. Again, don't|
forget your raingear! People will give you directions around town
based on this clock.
|Zaandam at dock in Juneau, August 31, 2018.|
Note the statue on the far right and see another photo below.
|I've just finished dinner on the ship and stepped out on the|
deck. We will be here until 10PM. Some cruisers like to have
dinner at one of the Juneau restaurants.
|Curious and interesting statues along the waterfront take on|
a fascinating look when lighted in the evening.
|Walked around to the other side of the ship for one last photo|
looking west to other parts of Juneau, the Capitol of Alaska.