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The Hotel Halsingland is a quaint historical little hotel that was used as the Commanding Officers quarters at Ft Seward. Obviously there have been some modifications made to allow for indoor plumbing and even cable tv, but the overall structure is well preserved. It also has a phenomenal view. I was surprised when I was sitting in the lobby …
... The ferry system appeared not to be nearly as efficient as say the Coho where the guys seem to have the loading and unloading down pat. However, eventually we realized there was a method to their seeming disorganization-- they need to load vehicles in a certain way as the ferry continues on to Juneau. When we did get to board, there was quite a ramp down to the dock to board the ferry through ...
... desert (it really isn't a desert but rather transient dunes if I remember correctly). Highway 2 once again had the WOW factor for sure..... and more and more snow closer to us and yet not cold.
The travels today also didn't produce any wildlife viewing other than the one hare and a number of gophers or prairie dogs. We got situated in Pullen Creek RV Park here in Skagway -- no wifi (no free wifi in Skagway I was told, except at ...
... 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 ...
... waitress commented he knew we were Australian as we never had dessert. There is casual dining with burgers etc, or the 14th floor buffet, which has everything and is served in a very orderly manner, unlike European free for alls we have experienced.
First stop Ketchikan, Alaska. Great little island, very geared up for tourists with lots to see and do. Mark and I opted for the amphibious Duck Tour which goes on water and ...