Out to Douglas Island

Out to Douglas Island

I joined up with fellow photographer and friend Chris Beck who lives on Douglas Island to explore the evening sun.  We went to the end of the road, then hiked out on a boardwalk trail to the channel to watch for whales.  We saw only one, blowing way off in the distance.  The light was simply fantastic, and there were several boats out fishing for kings, along with the occasional kayak.  Given how calm the water was, I would like to have joined those kayaks in the water.

Afterward, we headed across the bridge over to Juneau to get a bite to eat.  Unfortunatley, the entire food industry in Juneau shuts down by 10:00 at night – pubs, fast food, even grocery stores.  We had to go over to the “Valley” to settle for McDonald’s.  I found it surprising that an entire city would stop serving so early, even with cruise ships in town. 

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