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Wednesday, 6 July – Sled dogs and gold

This morning we took a short bus ride with a driver named Jordan who came from Salt Lake City, which I thought was a good connection. We were driven to the Explorer II, a paddlewheel riverboat holding 800 passengers. The … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 5 July – Sled dogs

Today, a substantial number of people slept in including us, while the more hardy travelers got up early for a nature walk that was an included activity of the cruise. Too early for us! They saw two baby orphan moose, … Continue reading

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Monday, 4 July – Denali

This was the day for our second land-based concert, The Fourth of July. On a local bus tour we learned that hikers often wear bells on their shoes to minimize the chance of a confrontation  okaywith a bear. Also, that … Continue reading

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Friday, 1 July – Getting Ready to Disembark

This morning we had our Disembarkation Meeting in the “Hearts and Minds” Wedding Chapel. We learned that we were a member of the Blue 8, whatever that meant. Our main instructions were to leave our bags outside our door by … Continue reading

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Thursday, 30 June – Glacier Bay

This morning we glided into Glacier Bay moving  almost imperceptibly slowly among chunks of ice drifting in the water. The biggest glacier we saw was Marjorie Glacier. Early on, we heard a fairly loud “ka-phumph”, and sure enough, it had calved, and … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 29 June – Skagway

This morning we docked in Skagway, a town of about 3000 people, not counting tourists. The dockside was a total contrast to what we encountered in Juneau, which was a complicated assemblage of docks and slips, with all sorts of facilities … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 28 – Juneau

Yesterday, just before we gave our “Teaser” performance, we had cast loose from the dock at Ketchikan and set course for Juneau, capital city of Alaska. This morning, for a second time, we ordered room service breakfast, and just made … Continue reading

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