Cruise to Alaska - Days 11 to 14 - Skagway, Tracey Arm Fjord and Victoria, BC

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I've run out of time and patience and I suspect you have too...so I'm recapping the last several days all at once. LOL!

DAY ELEVEN: Skagway was a blast! We took the White Pass Railway...saw some amazing scenery and learned a lot about the history of the area. We also got to see two bears!

When we arrived back in town we stopped for lunch at the Red Onion Saloon. How funny....everyone in period costumes. You'll love those photos!!

We walked all through the downtown, checking out all the stores as well as (of course), the Harley dealer. Our last stop was the train visitor center and gift shop. We picked up a coffee mug for our collection.

Back to the ship where we took some photos of the rock cliff paintings from various cruise ship visitations. Interesting...

We headed off to sea...staying light so late that we captured some late evening scenery shots from inside the ship (notice the blue coloring from the tinted windows...LOL!).

Tomorrow we visit Tracey Arm Fjord and do some scenic cruising. Hoping for more WHALES!
Skagway photos: Alaska - Day Eleven - Skagway

DAY TWELVE: What a beautiful area...we just snapped photo after photo. Since there were many repeats I ended up deleting a lot so there are less than 100 to view.
Tracey Arm Fjord photos: Alaska - Day Twelve - Tracy Arm Fjord

DAY THIRTEEN: Well, we're at sea again...headed to our port in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Not much in the way of photos today. But we did get our first towel animal so Stu took a photo of that. LOL!
At Sea photos: Alaska - Day Thirteen - At Sea
DAY FOURTEEN: We arrived in our port of Victoria, BC around 4 pm and at 6 pm we were to head off on our "Pub Crawl". We snapped a few shots from the ship...watching the tour buses load, watching the horse drawn trolleys fill up and empty out and watching the helicopters taking off & landing.

There were only a few people taking the pub tour, nice enough folks but surprisingly none of the women liked beer. Hmmm....a little strange. LOL!

We had three pubs on the schedule with food being offered at the first one. First stop was Christies Pub. Decent beer and an amazing amount of free food. We got to choose one beer...no samplers.

Next stop was the Swan Hotel. Interesting art work everywhere. We were taken to a back conference room and given four different samples. Decent beer again.

At this point all but two others opted to head back to the ship...remember the non-beer drinking wives? Hmmmm.... The one couple that remained were from Houston and the wife wasn't a beer drinker but she at least sampled some of them.

The final stop was Spinnaker's Brew Pub. We were seated (all four of us) at the bar and got first class attention. We would normally had four samples but since the group had dwindled down to us four, we got a LOT more samples. We also had some great food served. We learned more about the area and we found several beers we really liked. We bought a pint glass for our collection.

We really liked Victoria....has to be one of the cleanest cities I have ever been in. We'd love to go back and spend a week or two.
Victoria, BC photos: Alaska - Day Fourteen - Victoria BC, Canada
DAY FIFTEEN - BACK HOME: Wow! The trip is over...what an amazing journey it has been. We loved every minute and now really look forward to RVing Alaska in a couple more years. We saw whales, sea otters, sea lions, dolphins/porpoises, ice bergs, ice flows, glaciers, bears, eagles and more. We hate more food and drank more beer than we should have. We saw scenery that we will never forget and will probably never see again. Amazing!!! Thank you to Princess Cruises for a job well done.

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

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