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ms Volendam in Juneau May 17, 2019

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Volendam will be at the CT dock from 1300-2200.  She is the only ship in port.

 

Not the nicest of days forecast for Friday.  There is an 80% chance of rain although the prediction is for rain early and cloudy later in the day.  High will be 59F/15C and the low 44F/7C.  Sunrise is at 4:27 am and sunset at 9:23 pm.

 

The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.juneauharborwebcam.com/.

 

Next up:  One of my favorite ships, Queen Elizabeth will be making her maiden visit to Juneau on Saturday and there will be a good view of her at the AS dock.  There is a very rare HAL sighting in Juneau on Sunday with the visit of Maasdam.

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From warm sunny Florida on Thursday to cold and overcast Juneau on Friday. A very brief respite.

 

I will be here.

 

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As of right now, Juneau does not look too bad with a little sun although those clouds look ominous.

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Volendam just south of entrance to Gastineau Channel. About 45 minutes maybe to the harbor.

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1 minute ago, Happily@Sea said:

Passing Thane. Won't be long now.

 

It's usually about a 30-35 min ride from the entrance of Gastineau to the Juneau harbor approach. depending on weather/wind, current and opposing traffic. The two pilots onboard actually stay onboard and get two cabins behind the bridge; one works on the bridge with the navigators and quartermasters, while the other rests and so on. They board at Kake, AK and stay on until the Ketchikan stop

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3 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

It's usually about a 30-35 min ride from the entrance of Gastineau to the Juneau harbor approach. depending on weather/wind, current and opposing traffic. The two pilots onboard actually stay onboard and get two cabins behind the bridge; one works on the bridge with the navigators and quartermasters, while the other rests and so on. They board at Kake, AK and stay on until the Ketchikan stop

 

I knew pilots had extended time on ships but never knew how many days. So from May 17-20 with arrival at Ketchikan.

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1 minute ago, Happily@Sea said:

 

I knew pilots had extended time on ships but never knew how many days. So from May 17-20 at Ketchikan.

 

It's not a bad deal for them as someone sings our National Anthem

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3 minutes ago, Happily@Sea said:

 

I knew pilots had extended time on ships but never knew how many days. So from May 17-20 at Ketchikan.

 

Yep; Southwest Alaska pilots will be onboard VODM between 16-20 May 

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Got back just in time to watch her coming in.

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Looks to be setting up to go starboard side alongside, bow to the camera

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Sounds like there's some kind of public event going on in Juneau, hence the national anthem 

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