Some thought the cloudy skies would make the lift a waste of time.
"Some" were mistaken.
The Coral Princess docked in Juneau's cruise port. A cruise liner is a whole city unto itself. There were 1968 passengers and more than 800 crew aboard. It has a print shop, laundry, medical clinic, casino, shops, a library, etc.
Looking down on Juneau (above) and Douglas (below) across Gastineau Sound.
How many of today's SkyWatchers will by heading up into the sky today?