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    Today we are pulling into Skagway, just before 6am.
    Another ship coming in right behind us.
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    On the rocks along the dock area are commemorations of each ships first visit to Skagway.
    Decided to head down to breakfast while we were still docking. Here is a look at the menu this morning.
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    They had the dinner menu out already since there was no lunch in the traditional dining room today for some reason.
    Outside a train had pulled up for those going on the White Pass Summit ride and a handful of buses for other excursions.
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    Looking the other direction more buses as guests from the ship that pulled in after us are disembarking.
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    Another train parked up ahead for more going on the railroad. This was the most popular excursion. It was a three hour round trip train ride up through the pass for $120 a person. We opted not to go because we were doing the train in a few days. I know its different but the weather plus that fact gave us enough reason to just explore the town and relax today.
    The start of the helicopter flights. They were circling almost non stop all day.
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    The line forming for the train.
    Spotted this familiar symbol on the rock wall marking the Disney Wonders first trip here back in 2011.
    Looking out the front of the ship. A small harbor and beyond it Skagway and then the mountains.
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    A closer look.
    Several large houses overlook the town.
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    Looking the other direction you can see the other ship that pulled in behind us.
    By 8:30 we were on the ground and walking toward town.
    Took a couple pictures of the train that was getting ready to depart as we passed by.
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    A video clip of the train pulling out.
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    Another shore excursion to tour the city.
    Thought this was fun the small boat sign then the large cruise ships in the background (the small boat harbor is to the right in this picture).
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    Here is the small boat harbor.
    Hmm.. the yellow tape said fire line.
    Walking to town.
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    First thing you pass are the camp grounds.
    A map of Skagway.. a handful of streets running parallel and away from the harbor then two dozen streets intersecting them.
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    A look into town, I believe this is 2nd street.
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    We stopped by the rail depot since it was the first building we came upon.
    A train used for plowing parked outside.
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    A sign explaining about the plow train.
    Up on the hill overlooking town a pocket watch.
    A look up Broadway, the main street in town.
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    The Skagway Centennial Statue
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    Stopped by one of the stores to warm up a bit and our group enjoyed some of the tin signs you could purchase.
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    Looking back to down 2nd street.
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    Now we will make our way up one side of Broadway and then down the other. I think most of the pictures speak for themselves. The Red Onion Saloon is one of the landmarks of the town.
    It used to be a Brothel and is now a museum.
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    One of the more famous facades in town (better pictures from the other side of the street later).
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    A look down one of the cross streets.
    Looking back down Broadway
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    Another of the cross streets (I forgot to take pics of the street signs so not sure which this is).
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    Seems like a practical car for Alaska and the back country?
    Skagway does have a Radio Shack for your electronic needs.
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    The bank shares its building with the post office next door.
    And of course and outlet store.
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    Of course our group had to stop by the fudge store.. found it funny the group in front of us said they do not like fudge.. yet they were in the store and looking to buy fudge.
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    At this point we turned around and headed back we walked up to about 7th street.
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    Thought this was an interesting shirt in one of the stores.
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    A horse drawn carriage ride through town was available.
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    I forgot to mention the sidewalks are boardwalks.
    A closer look.
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    Stopped by the historic Moore Homestead
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    One of the businesses was looking for help if you need a job...
    A great old truck.
    Up on the hill a house was under construction. Look at the size of those windows.
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    What ever house needs..
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    Promised better pictures of the stick facade.
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    Plenty of folks still heading into the Red Onion Saloon.
    Town was really starting to get busy now as more people ventured off their ships and I think some of the early excursions were returning now that it was approaching 10:30am.
    So we thought it was time to head back to the ship.
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    A train passing by.
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    We cut through the park and this old bridge to walk back.. a little more scenic, but slightly longer.
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    Approaching our ship.
    The dock was alive with activity as people were coming and going for our ship and the one behind it.
    The train had returned from the morning run and was preparing for the afternoon one.
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    Heading out.
    We found some chairs and sat up front of the ship for a couple hours just watching Skagway.
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    Too bad there was a ship in the way of the airport..
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    As the afternoon went on it cleared a bit.
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    An Alaska State ferry pulled in.
    Plenty of cars and campers waiting for it.
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    First off the luggage carts.
    Then the parade of cars and campers started. This helps to give you an idea of scale.. that is one of the large bus/RVs.
    About 45 minutes later those waiting were directed onboard.
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    We explored the ship a bit and found our way up to the putting green.
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    What looked to be one of the colder excursions that had me asking why would you want to do this in Alaska?
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    Noticed the ship behind us had left already.
    The dock is much quieter this evening (it was after 5pm here)
    Stopped by to catch a presentation called North to Alaska by Steve Hites in one of the lounges. Really enjoyed the opening numbers.
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    After dinner took in the production in the theater called I Got the Music.. again no video but pictures were ok so here is a quick look.
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    We set sail about 8:30pm and were the last ship to leave port this evening.
    Where we were docked.
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    The edge of the airport where the helicopters we watched and heard all day were originating from.
    About 40 minutes after leaving port we passed by Haines and this was to be a scenic viewpoint so I decided to fight the wind and head to the front of the ship.
    Through the clouds you could get a glimpse of the mountains around us.
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    In the pictures it looks nice and calm..
    But in reality we were fighting a strong wind and it was cold.. only a handful of other crazy guests were up with me.
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    Guessing this is Haines
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    The wind was getting worse as we sailed on. He was standing this way to brace himself.
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    The weather ahead does not look too promising.
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    A couple of whales passed by the ship.
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    A hanging glacier I believe, no clue the name of this one.
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    A better shot of the glacier.
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    One last picture before calling it a night. This was around 10:15pm and tomorrow we head to Glacier Bay!

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