We finally get to do our first shore excursion today, which also happens to be our wedding anniversary (yay! 8 years!). Today at 2, we will dock in Juneau, Alaska, and we will head out on the Mendenhall Glacier and Wildlife tour.
Of course, we have already seen a good bit of wildlife today. We went to one of the restaurants for breakfast and got a seat at the window at the very back of the boat. And before long, we were watching whales.
I am pretty sure these were humpbacks, and we got to see their magnificent tales as the crested the water. It was pretty cool. And as I look out of our stateroom door, I see another one.
We are passing through the Frederick Sound now, with Admiralty Island to our left and I think mainland Alaska on our right, and the mountains are spectacular. We saw a pair of mountains side by side that came down to the water’s edge and it almost looked like one was the shadow of the other.
I can’t wait to get ashore and see the sights. Not a bad way to celebrate eight wonderful years.