Cruisin’ in Skagway

After an extremely foggy drive through the border, we descended to the Alaska coast and into Skagway. We were one of two tents in a local RV park near the port, and were referred to as the “tent-people”.

Skagway is a small town that seems to exist mainly for the purpose of entertaining cruise ship passengers. There are dozens of jewelry stores, shrink-wrapped boxes of overpriced smoked salmon, and a general abundance of souvenir shops.

“Kids wear salmon.” – Alaska
The White Pass train can take eager cruisers on a ride up to the Yukon from Skagway. This older model is equipped with a gigantic rotary snowblower.

Thankfully there is also plenty of crab legs and a few breweries willing to stay open until the ships leave at 8pm.

Try the Spruce Tip Blonde Ale!



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