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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

    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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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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