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Old 12-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #10
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Haines to Skagway

On the way to Haines, Alaska we finally saw a small brown bear.



brown bear by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


The drive there is also over a high pass and then meanders along the Chilkoot River. These contraptions are Salmon Wheels, which are essentially automatic salmon catchers.



salmon wheel by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Haines is a very quaint town with a charming old Seward Fort area. We camped right on the seafront.




camp site Haines by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




DSC01470 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


After 3 weeks in remote wilderness areas finally a Grizzly….on the beach 2 km from the ferry dock.



Grizzly bear by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Grizzly bear by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

The trip from Haines to Skagway is just 15 miles, but takes 4 hours including the pre-boarding checks, security, 1 hour cruise time, and complex loading and unloading of huge motor homes thru the side of the ship. They actually drive in and turn around inside and exit thru the same door. This town is tourist central with 4 huge cruise ships docked in the harbor. Now back to civilization for a few days of R&R in Whitehorse.



Mismaloya ferry by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Dan on the ferry to Skagway by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



Skagway harbour by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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