Friday, 23 March 2012
Juneau is the capital city of Alaska.
Located in the most southernly part of the state, Juneau is excluded from the part of the Mid-Night Sun region of Alaska. The longest summer day, around 21 June, is approximately 18 hours day light time.
One of the interesting things about Juneau and Alaska is the effect on public life of being such a geographically large state. The climate in Juneau and the southeast panhandle is best described as a "cooler wetter version of Seattle." It is a mid-latitude oceanic climate in the southern sections and a subarctic oceanic climate in the northern parts. On an annual basis, this is both the wettest and warmest part of Alaska with milder temperatures in the winter and high precipitation throughout the year.
Juneau, like many towns dominated by the cruiseship industry, is ripe with jewelery, t-shirt, and trinket shops. On busy cruiseship days you can watch as thousands of cruisers in matching track outfits ply the shopping district to get trinkets for their grandchildren and jewelry for themselves.
There are a few locally owned stores that attract locals and tourists.
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