|Port side deck view along a typical narrow passage.|
Other daytime ports were 20 minute stops. In Wrangell, Kenedy and I made a mad dash for provisions at the general store while Tucker and Kris pursued the local coffee/cafe for baked goods and drinks.
|Next port: Petersburg|
We almost missed our Ferry while waiting for coffee and talking to a fellow Coloradoan in Petersburg. He was on the ferry with his dog (pets are allowed on the car deck), moving to Alaska to meet his wife who is a traveling nurse.
|The ferry at port in Petersburg.|
Kids sports teams also ride the ferry. A girls baseball team took over the lounge-that-no-longer-serves-alcohol (or anything else) for their sleepover-boat-trip to games. They were the first of several teams that joined us on the ferry.
Outside of Petersburg we navigated a ridiculously narrow passage. At least a hundred bald eagles and brownish, fuzzy eaglets were there to distract us as they criss-crossed the channel from tree to tree. We held our breath while the captain gracefully, skillfully steered the boat between and around buoys, islands and sand bars.
|Cabin Bunk on the Malaspina|
Our path through the inside passage: Prince Rupert to Juneau, Juneau to Gustavus, back to Juneau and then to Haines. Total price = $3,500. We were able to change the days of our Gustavus leg very easily for a $20 fee.
The Malaspina cafeteria serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a gift shop with treats and...gifts, I think? We did bring our own breakfast (oatmeal) and coffee (aeropress) and sandwiches for lunch but splurged on dinner; anticipating fresh, delicious seafood. Kris also splurged on breakfast. Cheater!
|How's your oatmeal? Not so good? I'm Sorry. These pancakes are amazing.|
|What obstacles lay in wait beneath that dark water?|
Only in Glacier Bay...
|Margerie Glacier on the Glacier Bay Cruise|