I've heard a lot about this lake and wandered what the big deal was about it. Well, it's a two-tone lake. The main color of the lake water is an intense blue which is common of most of the lakes in this part of the country, but there are also wide streaks of turquoise colored water caused by run-off from a nearby glacier. It is a very pretty and unusual lake. We left the lake and re-traced our route back to the ship, making several stops along the way for pictures.
This was easily my favorite tour. We got back with just a little extra time to see Skagway which is a little closer to the pier than Juneau was, but we decided against it, which wound up being a good decision. The day had been beautiful short-sleeve weather most of the day. When we got back to the ship, we were faced with a long line of cruisers waiting to get back on. We'd barely got in line when clouds started rolling in, the temperature dropped a good 10 degrees, it started spitting rain a little, and the wind started HOWLING! I live in Oklahoma and am a pretty good judge of wind speed, and I'm sure we were getting peak gusts of over 50 mph. We managed to get on the ship, and went up to the 7th deck to see how everybody else was faring. I'll have to brag on the Star crew as I watched then dash out into the howling wind and driving mist to help elderly, disabled, and children back to the ship. I'm ashamed it never occurred to me to go out and help them.