Friday, October 30, 2009


Continuing the recap of our Alaska cruise. I know it's taking me a while to get it posted, but I will get it all up sooner or later.

Our next stop was Skagway. We took a bus ride up to White Pass and across the border into Canada. We had a great tour guide named Paul who made the trip really fun.

This first picture shows the first snow fall of the new season. You can see the light sprinkling on the right side on the back mountain. (Don't forget that you can click any picture to get a larger/closer view.)

The next picture is Karnack Glacier. It seems quite small compared to the glaciers we saw later on the trip (pictures coming later).

Notice this small, one-sided bridge that was built across an earthquake fault.
At the Alaska-Canada border there was this wonderful "Welcome to Alaska" sign and a small green with white lettering sign that said, "Entering Canada". So of course the Alaska one was the photo op even though we were going into Canada. The second picture was taken to the right side of the sign looking down into Alaska.

These were taken in Canada. Notice that people like to make the rock stacks. I think one of these rock figures was a mascot or something for the Olympics.

Downtown Skagway. See the cruise ships in the back at the end of the street.

This building is covered with driftwood.

Ducks by the ship. I thought they were Puffins, but my brother Mike (the bird-brain) told me they are something else, but I don't remember the name.

Leaving Skagway. When we found out that our tour guide and his wife drive from Monterey to Alaska each summer I had to ask about the roads. He was so nice and gave us his email and told us to email him so that he could give us all the good info we need to take the fifth-wheel up there. We're thinking of going in a couple of years.
This last one is leaving Skagway up the inland passage.

Next is Icy Strait Point (Hoonah). That was the only rainy day of the trip, but it was one of the best. In a word - Zipline!!

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