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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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Travel Blogs from Haines
... days in Valdez, scene of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. AKA “The Switzerland of Alaska”, the surrounding scenery is lovely, the town itself hohum. We spent a lot of time watching the seething mass of salmon trying to get back up the river to the hatchery they were born in in order to spawn. Poor things are damned if they do and if they don’t. The hatchery ...
... br> Visited the American Bald Eagle Foundation and Natural History Museum; Fort Seward, National Historic Site; and Haines Packing Company fish processing plant.
We also took a fast ferry from Haines to Skagway to spend a few hours there.
... were soon arriving to take us back to Skagway. We learned it was 45 degrees and even though we were cold I could have stayed longer. But we were soon back on the helicopter heading back. Coming into Skagway was especially neat as you could see the city (really, it is a town as it is so small and solely relies on tourism) as well as the cruise ships.
We took the shuttle back to the ship where we decided to grab an early lunch before heading out ...
... different climates within yards of each other. Rob takes off his shoes and gets his feet wet in the glacier water, it's freezing cold. The kids beg to do the same but they settle for throwing sand in Rob's shoes. Instead they skip rocks along the shore, well some of them skip rocks. Dylan and Julian mostly throw big rocks into the water each trying to outdo the other with the size of the rock and splash. As the kids frolic along the beach we hear a loud train ...
... it starts again with 10,000 plus new people crowding the streets.
Had a very good fish dinner (Halibut) down by the docks and saw a couple of Bald Eagles circling above on our walk back to our lovely hotel. ...