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Old 12-23-2012, 12:10 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, 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, 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, on Flickr

DSC01470 by Worldwide, 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, on Flickr

Grizzly bear by Worldwide, 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, on Flickr

Dan on the ferry to Skagway by Worldwide, on Flickr

Skagway harbour by Worldwide, on Flickr

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