Six years ago –
May 24, 2009 – Spectacular!
The Fjord Express to Juneau – Day 13 – May 23, 2009
From the drive to Skagway through White Pass (where many of the Gold Rush miners crossed into Canada)
to the wildlife we saw
on the beautiful cruise we had down the Lynn Canal
to walking around Juneau, the capital of Alaska (did you know you can’t get to Juneau by road? How crazy is that!)
to visiting the “Magnificent Mendenhall Glacier”
to the cruise back up Lynn Canal
to the drive back up to Carcross, with the setting sun reflecting off the mountains (picture taken at 10:15)
it was an OUTSTANDING day! Thank you Fjord Express for orchestrating such a good day. Thank you God for providing such a magnificent place!
beautifully, gloriously robed,
Dressed up in sunshine,
and all heaven stretched out for your tent.
You built your palace on the ocean deeps,
made a chariot out of clouds and took off on wind-wings.
You commandeered winds as messengers,
appointed fire and flame as ambassadors.
You set earth on a firm foundation
so that nothing can shake it, ever.
You blanketed earth with ocean,
covered the mountains with deep waters;
Then you roared and the water ran away—
your thunder crash put it to flight.
Mountains pushed up, valleys spread out
in the places you assigned them.
You set boundaries between earth and sea;
never again will earth be flooded.
You started the springs and rivers,
sent them flowing among the hills.
All the wild animals now drink their fill,
wild donkeys quench their thirst.
Along the riverbanks the birds build nests,
ravens make their voices heard.
You water the mountains from your heavenly cisterns;
earth is supplied with plenty of water.
PS – I’ll have LOTS more pictures and details of this beautiful day next time I post. But right now we’re hooking up and heading North. And it looks like we’re saying good-bye to internet for the next couple of days. Have a blessed Lord’s day!
June 1, 2015 – I had such a good time reading this memory post that I checked out this one that had many more photos from the cruise and and our final days getting to Alaska. So if this gets you in the mood for some more snow covered mountains and crystal clear (though icy) lakes – here you go!