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  • Day24

    Haines Skagway Carcross

    September 17, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    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 Anchorage. 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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    Donnerwetter ein richtiger Schifffahrtskomplex, ein interessantes Stück . !

  • Day23

    A Break in the Weather

    August 18, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    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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  • Day39

    Alaska Day 39 Haines, AK

    August 14, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    A morning of more RV work. Alice working on a new latch for a drawer that will not stay shut when we drive, Kay cleaning the floor of the RV. We both soon had enough of that so headed out in the opposite direction from yesterday to the Chilkat State Park. A long gravel road but finally really reached the end that opened up from a dense forest to huge bodies of water on each side of us and mountains with glaciers, so beautiful. Quiet out here, we just walked around enjoying the scenery and decided to have a picnic on the beach. Made our tunafish sandwich and enjoyed the views.
    On the way into the park we saw an Art Gallery right as we entered. Stopped on the way out and what a surprise it was! A great small gallery with all types of media - paintings, jewelry, pottery, fused glass, mosaics, etc. All very nice work. Alice got to talking with the artist and soon we had all the information on the art community in Haines and where they had all shown there work (some quite impressive shows). This was all in a small home with a spectacular view through the trees of a mountain with a glacier. We got to be on a first name basis with John who was quit the information source on places to eat and drink in Haines. A fun stop.
    Back to RV to "dress" for dinner at John's recommended restaurant, The Fireweed. I have been hungry for a steak for weeks so decided to have one tonight - excellent choice! Also different side dishes, all in all a very good meal. Back to our RV for our nightly "TV" (Kay's Ipad) and to bed.
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