Thursday, July 21, 2016

Alaskan Cruise: Skagway (Exploring Town and a Little Shopping)


Skagway, Alaska


Skagway is a tourist town which is rich in history.  This is where the White Pass & Yukon Railroad was built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush.  Many folks on cruise ships opt to ride the train while in town. I was tempted to take this trip; it looks like you ride through some spectacular scenery on the train ride.  If I visit Skagway again, I'd love to ride the train.

Marilyn and I opted for a float trip through an eagle preserve while in Skagway, which was fantastic as well.  Before our float trip, we got off the cruise ship and walked in to the town of Skagway.  Some of the shops were not yet open, but I enjoyed beating the crowds and checking out the shops that were open. The town is only seven or eight blocks deep and just a few blocks wide, but the buildings are nice and quaint as you can see in these photos.



Above:  Me and a totem pole. Thanks for snapping the photo, Marilyn!


Above:  At the end of this road, in the distance, you can see where our cruise ship is parked!


Above:  An old, pretty church.


Above:  More totem poles.


Above:  The Arctic Brotherhood "AB" Hall (1899).  This building is covered in driftwood sticks and is apparently the most photographed building in Alaska (see reference HERE).



What a beautiful setting.  Another gorgeous day in Alaska!


1 comment:

Ann Goldman said...

I recognize those landmarks. You and the totem pole look happy.