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Haines Borough

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  • Day18

    Golf Alaska

    August 30, 2017 in the United States

    We take up a shore excursion to play golf at Valley of the Eagles Golf Club in Haines. It is owned and run by Stan and Kathy. Stan is the retired town doctor, and Kathy is the retired school teacher. The course runs for 9 holes along the Chilkoot River.

    There's lots of wildlife that have access to the course and we see plenty of bald eagles but no bears. The course is really wet and we start in the rain but after 9 holes we are playing in sunshine. We have to play in overshoes or, in my case, gumboots because of the water lying around. We end up playing golf with Bob from Cape Cod and really enjoy the experience. I have a real tumble and slip on the glacial silt path. Didn't hurt at the time but it's stinging now!
    The greens are AstroTurf and overall the fairways are pretty good. The surroundings and the wildlife are magnificent. Tyler, our host, makes us hot chocolate and salmon mousse balls for a snack.

    We end up playing 18 holes and could have played all day if we wanted. It was great fun.
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  • Day18

    Haines, AK

    August 30, 2017 in the United States

    A small fishing, tourism and mining town on the fjord and Chilkoot River, Haines is considered the Bald Eagle capital of Alaska. Annually, more than 35,000 Bald Eagles migrate here for the great salmon run. All 5 species of Salmon return to the Chilkoot River to spawn.

    During WW2, Fort Seward was built here to provide a military presence for the US against Canada and Russia. The buildings are well restored and still stand dominantly over the foreshore. Haines is also one of the wettest places along this coast with high mountains that are bordered on the other side by Glacier Bay.

    While in port for the day, the crew do maintenance on the lifeboats.
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  • Day23

    Über Haines Road wieder nach Alaska

    September 16 in the United States

    Einmal um die Südspitze des Sees dann über Yukon 1E nach Haines Junction. Die Berge und Seen überwältigen uns fast mit der Weite und in sich ruhenden Größe.
    Wir fahren im vollen Indian Summer und kommen über Haines Junction zur Haines Road nach Süden. Die
    Flora wird immer spätsommerlicher, mehr grün weniger gelb,rot, orange.
    An der Grenze winkt uns ein US Zollbeamter zur Kontrolle. Ich beginne mit HI... Da sagt er : Guten Tag , die Pässe bitte! Wir sind verblüfft.
    Auf Nachfrage erklärt er in fast akzentfreiem Ruhrpottdialekt: Er war in Dortmund und kennt sich gut aus in D. Er hat auf den ersten Blick in das Auto die deutschen Pässe erkannt.
    Wir fahren über das Weißkopfadlerreservat nach Haines hinunter zum Pazifik. Traumhaftes Wetter und 16 Gr. Celsius. Heute auch Tiersichtungen: Bald Eagle und Bären am Fluss , die Fische fangen.
    Morgen mehr zu Haines. Mit der Fähre geht es morgen um 2pm ADT nach Skagway.

    Die Bilder in den Collagen: Bären im Fluss nahe Haines.
    Sonnenaufgang am Lake Kluane (Congdon Creek CG), Blick auf St.Elias
    Mountains von Haines Road, unten Gletscher im St.Elias Range, Blick vom Chillkat River in die Mountains, Mitte: Herbst an der nördlichen Haines Road.
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  • Day24

    Haines Skagway Carcross

    September 17 in the United States

    Haines liegt an der Mündung des Chillkat River. Ist per Auto nur über Yukon/ ca zu erreichen, früher: Dalton Trail zu Goldrush Zeiten bis Whitehorse/ Dawson zum Klondike heute :Haines Road.
    Hat Hafen mit Kreuzfahrtterminal und Fährverkehr von Seattle bis Amchorage. Kleines Städtchen ,gemütlich, früher von Tlingit Indians besiedelt. Umgeben von Bergen und Gletschern mit fjordartigen Meeresarmen.
    Ein Paradies für Natur- und Outdoorfans und Jäger und Fallensteller.
    Unsere Fähre geht erst 2pm, deshalb waren wir mit GUNTER noch zur Glacier View ( Mud bay/ Chillkat state park) , haben noch 1 Pfund geräucherten TK Lachs direkt in der Fischfabrik und Räucherei besorgt sowie Eis, Bier und Wasser. Ausserdem Fort Seward besichtigt und vollgetankt ( deutlich billiger als in Ca).
    Unser Ziel heute :Conrad CG bei Carcross. Haben wir
    wg. spätem Fährtermin eingeschoben, sind nur 88km.
    1. Coll: mit der Fähre nach Skagway 2. Haines mit Fischfabrik und Gletscher
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  • Day23

    A Break in the Weather

    August 18, 2017 in the United States

    Today is our last day in Petersburg and thankfully the rain has let up at least temporarily. So after breakfast we hit the streets, hopefully to see as much as possible while the weather lasts.
    Of course by the time we entered downtown it was time for coffee and cake. Once refuelled we were off again and the rain was still behaving itself.
    We headed up the hill out of town to a look out that I had read gave good views back to town and of Frederick Sound. Well ...... that was before the trees grew. Nowadays it would be a lovely peaceful place in the sun, should it be sunny. But no views. So with no stunning vistas of the town or sound to be had we walked down to Sandy Beach and walked along the pebbles for a while.
    Returning to the downtown area, we visited the local museum, just a small museum with references to their Tlingit and Norwegian heritage. The short film, "The Town that Fish Built" or words to that effect was excellent. Love learning about the histories of the areas we visit. On exiting the museum, the brollies were back in action as surprise, surprise, the rain was back.
    Lunner once again at Salty Pantry
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  • Day7

    Skagway and the Eagle Preserve

    September 13, 2012 in the United States

    On the morning of September 13 we docked at Scagway. I got a beautiful picture of the Star Princess tying up on the dock behind us. We had some time to tour the town before a ferry took us to Haines. The guide humorously described his life without Taco Bell and McDonald’s. We went out from town about half an hour’s drive to our excursion to the Eagle Preserve. We fitted up with boots and wet gear, then boarded inflatable boats for a trip down the river. We saw several juvenile and adult eagles, and passed a modest Tlingit village. Our oarsman, Elise, was able and affable. We were able to board the inflatable with Mollie and Will, our new friends from Charlotte. He is a retired police officer. After the ride we were all treated to hot chocolate as we divested ourselves of our rubber boots and pants. It was interesting that we saw quite a few juvenile eagles, and a few adults. It is remarkable, though, that one sees as many eagles on telephone poles in the cities as in the eagle preserve.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Haines Borough, হেইনেস ব্যুরো, Borough de Haines, Arrondissement de Haines, Haines megye, Հեյնս շրջան, Borough di Haines, ヘインズ郡, Haines Kūn, Okręg Haines, Distrito de Haines, Хейнс, Хејнс Боро, Гейнс, ہینز برو، الاسکا, Boro han Haines, 海恩斯自治市鎮

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