Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Tuesday Travels - Skagway

The third city we stopped at was Skagway.  
This painted rock wall greeted us as we exited the ship.  These are the names of the ships that have visited this port before...

Our tour for the day was called "The Best of Skagway."  We took the White Pass and Yukon Route bus into Canada. Then transferred to the train for the ride back into town.  As we climbed, the fog grew thick, but it was still beautiful.  The color of the water was very unique.

Here we are on the train.  Mom was a bit nervous because she had watched some documentary on the train, and it looked like it was super close to the cliffs below.  She doesn't like heights, but there wasn't anything to the train ride...she was fine! 

Passing the border again...still quite foggy

This is an old bridge that we did not cross...it looks spooky in the fog.

The further down the mountain, the clearer the sky became...here's the front of the train coming around a curve... 
There were plenty of river views along the way...

After the train, we went to a salmon bake and show.  Here are some crab apples...

Liarsville was a recreation of a gold rush town...the characters were very entertaining.

Salmon on the grill...delicious! 

It was quite cool in the woods, so mom and Auntie were thankful for the fire...

After the show, we were all able to pan for gold.  It was harder than you would think, but we all found a few flakes.  It helps that they had pre-loaded our pans! 
Once back in town, we visited the Red Onion Saloon, which was a brothel in its day.  Then we were free to walk around the town until time for the ship to leave.  I'm not sure what this tree is, but it was very pretty. 
The buildings are all old and made of wood, but it felt like a Hollywood set to me.

Here is the saloon..the ladies rooms were upstairs.

I did like how the buildings were colored...no reason to have only brown buildings in a town!

This is a snow plow they can put on the front of the train...

We were having King Crab on the ship for dinner, so we didn't get any here...I have decided I like snow crab, or blue crab better than the king.  The larger they are the less flavor they seem to have.

Our ship waiting for us to return...

The next two days, we will be cruising through Glacier Bay and College Fjord.

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