A Week in Juneau

Joe and I just returned from a week in Juneau on the Alaska Panhandle. We went there in large part to witness a large Tlingit cultural gathering that takes place every two years. But apart from that, we enjoyed the stunning beauty of the place and the ferry rides there and back (complete with whales, seals, a rainbow as we headed into Juneau and a bald eagle sitting on the dock waiting for us as we arrived in port). Here are just a few shots…lots more on my Facebook page.

Our ferry was much smaller than these big cruise ships docked in Skagway.
Party onboard…drumming and singing in one corner, traditional weaving in another, and lots of laughter and teasing.
Merndenhall Glacier
Tlingit travellers arrive in canoes for the big cultural celebration.
One of the singing/dancing/drumming performances
Southeast Alaska is definitely bear country!

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