Today is the day to get on the ferry down to Prince Rupert. Apparently my dad was really excited to go – he woke up half the campground breaking camp at 5:30a. Too bad the ferry doesn’t leave until noon and is only a 5 minute drive from our camp.
Eventually our ferry showed up and we got to go aboard! Did I mention that it was low tide and we had to go down a steep metal grate platform to get on the boat? Also, you load into the side of the boat, and the opposite door is open, so if you don’t make your left turn, things will get wet very quickly.
View out the front of the boat
We spent most of the ferry ride watching the scenery go by. There were lots of waterfalls, mountains and glaciers.
Herbert Glacier, just to the south.
Mendenhall Glacier overlooks Juneau.
As we were coming into port a Juneau, these guys were tossing something to the eagles while they were fishing. There were a couple of them that kept buzzing around the boat.
That’s about it so far. We are sitting in Juneau waiting for the boat to leave. Figure I’d get a blog entry published while I had a good data connection!