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Our first port-of-call! We all woke excited and heard the early announcement that the ship was in harbor. It felt strange to eat breakfast on a moored boat, but we knew we didn't have far to walk into the very small town of Skagway. It was a warm and clear day ad we felt very blessed. There was quite a bit of security involved with exiting the boat; showing ID and going through a scanner. Skagway is a VERY small town - an old ...
... of the mountains. Arrived Skagawy around noon, got a campsite close to the docks and walking distance to the down town area. We had failed to realize that when we got into Alaska we changed another hr in time so we are now 3 hrs different than home. We ate lunch then we went for a walk on the docks. The Holland America cruise ship Valendam was in port and there were people all over the place. As well as ...
... ship rounding the point heading to the dock so I gathered myself up in my snuggly and sat in the cab to watch her dock and was about to go to bed when I spied another one. Two in and back to bed I went, only to find two more had arrived by the time I got up. The town would swell in numbers once again.
We put the motorhomes in the line up around 11am and then did a last walk ...
... is hard to tell the difference from the mountains and the reflection on the lake.
Then we come to an area called Tormented Valley. The mountains are high and some snow cover and the valley is filled with rock that looks like a moonscape scene. Ten up higher into the snow mountains and we drive into Alaska at the peak. Wow, it is really pretty.
Down the long mountain and thu US Customs ...
... Crossing". This is where we had lunch and had
the chance to be haulled behind a gang of Husky dogs and see quite a lot of
As we arrived at the farm which was situated under the cliffs our driver
pointed out two mountain goats that were hugging the ledges of these cliffs.
How they ever manage to stay or get any
grip on those ledges so high up is simply beyond me.
As bus after bus arrived here the que for lunch got longer and so ...