juneau, ak wednesday, july 15
6:300 a.m. on the aft deck. A bald eagle just flew about 10 feet directly over my head. Crows strutting around waiting for someone to drop some food.
We will meet Sherri & her boys around 9 am in town and she will take us to Mendenhall Glacier where we hope to see bears
what a great morning
what an incredible afternoon!
Short walk through Juneau then met Sherri McDonald and her sons Trey (10) and Clayton (4) for a trip to Mendenhall Glacier. We also went to her house where we saw her studio and then took a little walk on Sandy Beach where I put my fingers into the Alaskan waters and picked up barnacled pebbles and pink shells for souvenirs. Saw a porcupine near the Visitors Center at Mendenhall. Lots of bald eagles near the fish hatchery.
[Sherri is a paper/book and collage artist. Her Alaskan landscape collages are made from lots of tiny bits of handmade papers. She was a gracious and generous hostess who gave us a twelve-year resident’s point-of-view and sent us home with a print and a card of her work. You can see how lucky we were at sherrimcdonald.com.
It was also very nice to spend time with Trey and Clayton. They were very good, informative, and fun guides to the glacier park, which you’ll see in the next post.]