After seeing Hubbard Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier sort of paled because we weren't as close (walking on the glacier tour would have taken care of that), but it was still a beautiful sight to see. At this nature reserve we were also really lucky to see a baby bear sleeping in a tree and my brother-in-law got a photo of the momma bear a little way down the path. We also saw a porcupine in another tree.
The whale quest was pretty awesome...although it did remind me why I wanted a much bigger camera lens before we left. Through binoculars (which were provided on our tour, but most people had their own) we saw 2 sets of mom & calf traveling together and a few more whales flipped us the fluke later in the tour. It was amazing being part of their world for a little while.
This port offered more shopping for us ladies and the Red Dog Saloon for my husband and brother-in-law. I think we all walked away pretty darn happy :)
We walked and took some photos before getting showered on. We all had packed the night before this stop and because it was forecast as clear skies, we all felt confident enough to leave our umbrellas and windbreakers, etc. on board. Boy were we ever sorry we did that! We dumped the boys off at yet another bar lol and walked around. We didn't have anything planned for this port of call except to take photos, but the rain kind of ruined that, so we stopped off at Rogers and had some tea, ice cream and coffee and did a little last minute shopping.
We were going to take a shuttle back, but it was 6 bucks a person (x 10 people), so we stuffed ourselves into 2 cabs and for about 9 bucks each cab.
We were not going to attend dinner as all of our clothing was packed (and we had put our bags out before getting off the ship at Victoria, so ours were gone), but we called Trellis and they said they often turn a blind eye the last night because of just this situation. We had a delicious dinner in the formal dining room after 6 p.m. in jeans and sneakers.