When I visited California in 2012, I decided to go to "One week Alaska cruise by luxury ship". Of course I took a cheap inner room. Seattle → Juneau → Sitka → Ketchikan → Victoria → Seattle and the sights of the Tracy Arm fjord and Soyer Glacier are the main attractions.I used the Holland America Line. As this company was said to be focusing on cooking, I was able to enjoy the food of many country.
In the middle of the cruise, there was a gold panning tour at Juneau and it was somewhat expensive but I participated.We were guided by the bus to the river and panned the sand mixed with placer gold using an iron plate like in the western play. We finished so quickly that a guide dug the river with a scoop. Although the depth is shallow, a few grains of gold were collected and I was impressed by Alaska.
This area was rainy in 300 days of the year, we worked on a raincoat. I finished early, but young people were eagerly looking for gold until the end time. I was strangely reassured that people in any country were fascinated by golden magical powers. This gold panning is the moment when my dream for 40 years has come true, and I was obsessed with gold since then.
After that tour, I visited the old tavern named "Red Dog Saloon" in the town of Juneau. Pleasure of gold digger is common in the world. There were simple tables, chairs and a stage. Although it is a small bar, it is popular among tourists because there are few old things in the United States.I was interested in strange places that wood chips are spreading on the floor as winter heating and slip prevention.
Town of Juneau and cruise ships