Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet on the updates from the past few days. My trip is going well, but I’ve been in Haines AK where wi-fi is sketchy at best. I have now arrived in Anchorage, where the sun is shining and the temperature is still warm at 10.30pm.
Here’s what I’ve been up to since I left the ferry…
I arrived in Haines, a tiny but friendly town, where I chilled out and explored for a couple of days. There is some incredible art there, both Native and western. I got to see two bald eagles up close at the Bald Eagle Foundation. That was where I also met Merlin the hawk. And, Haines is also home to the world’s largest hammer museum (although I can’t imagine it has much competition).
Yesterday (Wednesday) was a bit of a disappointment. I caught the fast ferry to Skagway to go on the White Pass and Yukon railroad, as I had been told by the excursion company that I could travel into The Yukon. It was only after I got on the train that I discovered that excursion barely goes into British Columbia. It is a beautiful train journey, but I wouldn’t have paid what I did for it had I known I wasn’t going into The Yukon. Skagway wasn’t my cup of tea, either. Me and 10,000 cruise ship passengers rammed into a tiny little town. No thanks. And apparently that’s not a busy day for Skagway. There were four ships in when I got there, someone told me they have room for one more!