So I found the picture of the rainbow coming out of my head that I talked about last post:
See, it is magical!Day 6: Icy Strait Point
Our sixth day found us in our first port of call in Hoonnah, AK A*K*A Icy Strait Point. It is essentially an old canning town, originally settled by the native population. They have since incorporated and created this tourist area called Icy Strait Point, where they detail the settling of Alaska, the old canning factory that used to be there, and sell art and souvenirs (Everything they sold was Alaskan made/owned so I bought almost all of my souvenirs there because of that). Oh yeah, and they recently built the world's tallest zip-line (at least according to them).
Here's my video of the main attraction, the Zipline (disregard Rah's screams of terror):
The port is actually so small and narrow that our cruise ship could not fit into the harbor. That meant we had to take smaller boats into the shore. Here's Rah & I checking out the view from the front (because of course we were in the front).
Upon arrival, even the ship's Orca whale recognized Tony and his fame, they didn't even charge us for the picture.
Here's some pictures from the journey to the top:
|B-O.B. Crew on our best bus behavior|
|mom's ready to go!|
|view of our ship from the zip-line|
|Dad's picture of us in motion!|
|They sold a souvenir shotglass & shot, which we got for Mom & Tony|
|A GIANT Halibut!|
|best bloody mary ever: crab claw & shrimp included!|
|My "pretty" face|
|check out that sweet zip-lining wristband!|
My parents should totally model for Alaskan Life Magazine:
The view from down by the water:
|so many starfish!|
From wandering around the nature trail:
The sun finally came out just before it was time to leave & it was beautiful!
When it was time to go we hopped back into the small boats then headed back on board the ship. The ever-curious Tony watched the whole thing:
That evening's sunset (at about 10:00p.m., as we made our way south they began to occur earlier):