Next stop on the cruise was a little further north to Skagway, Alaska. It also happened to be the only cloudy and rainy day of the trip. Fortunately it was just a light drizzly rain and nothing too cold.
We got off the ship to wander around Skagway, which is a pretty tiny place. Doesn’t take long to get from one end to the other. We found the grocery store, a place to buy a couple of umbrellas and explored a bunch of shops as well as the Skagway Public Library.
Skagway is really close to the Alaska/BC border and a lot of the utility poles are decorated with the Alaska state flag, the US flag and the Canadian flag. It’s also not very far to get to the Yukon Territory either.
Skagway has a few interesting historic buildings still around from the gold rush days.
Avoid the tourist trap cruise port jewelry stores and spend some time wandering around Skagway checking out the other locally owned businesses. Stop by the Radio Shack for electronics gear, movies and a hot dog.
Had a good time walking around Skagway.
Next stop – the fjords.