Sep 2013 Canada_Alaska Part 2


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Scenes as we drove towards Whitehorse, Y.T. This was a river next to a roadside rest stop north of Dease Lake, YT ...a pretty place. 9/24/13Fall scenery as we drove north of Dease Lake towards Whitehorse, Y.T. 9/24/13Our Whitehorse Best Western Hotel had a large room but only one chair! we brought our breakfast kit to the room to save some money in the morning. 9/24/13The last day driving in Canada/Alaska shows the map between Whitehorse and Skagway... a very pretty drive. 9/25/13 Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. This was near Carcross, Yukon, on South Klondike Hwy. Neat homes around a lake. 9/25/13Sunrise along the South Klondike Hwy from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. This was a bit south from Carcross. 9/25/13Sunrise along the South Klondike Hwy from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. This was a bit south from Carcross.Sunrise along the South Klondike Hwy from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. This was a bit south from Carcross. Sunrise along the South Klondike Hwy from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. This was about 30 minutes driving south from Carcross.Morning along the South Klondike Hwy from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. This was about 30 minutes driving south from Carcross, Fran acts as explorer. 9/25/13Sunrise along the South Klondike Hwy from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. This was about 40 minutes driving south from Carcross.Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. The roadside cliff was being fenced to prevent falling rocks from hitting traffic on the road below. We waited a few minutes before being allowed to drive past. 9/25/13 Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. The roadside cliff was being fenced to prevent falling rocks from hitting traffic on the road below. Fran observed the workers climbing far above the road. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. The roadside cliff was being fenced to prevent falling rocks from hitting traffic on the road below. We waited a few minutes before being allowed to drive past. I found a few frozen plants on the road shoulder to record as we waited to pass the construction site. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. <br />The roadside cliff was being fenced to prevent falling rocks from <br />hitting traffic on the road below. We waited a few minutes before <br />being allowed to drive past. I found a few frozen plants on the road <br />shoulder to record as we waited to pass the construction site. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. <br />This map was posted near the Log Cabin Site of the Chilkoot Trail, <br />next to the intersection of the Klondike Hwy crossing the White Pass<br /> and Yukon railway tracks. I traveled the railway in 1965 from <br />Skagway to Whitehorse... a very memorable trip. <br />Now there is the Klondike Highway to connect the two cities, <br />but the railroad only goes to Bennet Lake from Skagway I believe. <br />9/25/13 Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK This set of signs near the Log Cabin Site were quite frosty as we visited there. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK This set of signs near the Log Cabin Site were quite frosty as we visited there. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK This set of signs near the Log Cabin Site were quite frosty as we visited there. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK This set of signs near the Log Cabin Site were quite frosty as we visited there. 9/25/13 Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK This set of signs near the Log Cabin Site were quite frosty as we visited there. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK This set of signs near the Log Cabin Site were quite frosty as we visited there. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK The Klondike Hwy looking south from the Log Cabin site. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK The White Pass and Yukon Railway between Skagway and Bennett Lake goes along the Klondike Hwy here near the Log Cabin site. 9/25/13 Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK The White Pass and Yukon Railway between Skagway and Bennett Lake goes along the Klondike Hwy here near the Log Cabin site. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK We climbed a rocky overlook next to the Klondike Highway, and had some nice views. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK We climbed a rocky overlook next to the Klondike Highway, and had some nice views. 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK 9/25/13 Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK 9/25/13Scenes of our travel from Whitehorse, Y.T., to Skagway, AK. Historical information signs were quick lessons on the events from the past that took place in this area. 9/25/13We walked through Skagway, but tried to avoid <br />the gift shops selling jewelry, etc.<br /> This was the edge of the airport, which wasn't <br />pretty but led to some less commercial parts of <br />the town, as we walked to a trail by the shore. <br />9/25/13A pedestrian bridge across the Skagway River, on the way to Yakutania Point. 9/25/13 On our walk to Yakutania Point, at Skagway, AK. As we walked past the airport, there was a helicopter medical transfer. 9/25/13On our walk to Yakutania Point, at Skagway, AK. As we walked past the airport, there was a helicopter medical transfer. 9/25/13On our walk to Yakutania Point, at Skagway, AK. As we walked past the airport, there was a helicopter medical transfer. 9/25/13On our walk to Yakutania Point, at Skagway, AK <br /> As we walked past the airport, there was a helicopter medical transfer, <br />and it fades into the distance in this view. 9/25/13 Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point Trail. Some exercise pauses along the way. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point hike. A helicopter field on the south side of the Skagway River. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point hike. Fran likes to try stuff! 9/25/13We saw two cruise ships in the port at Skagway, the Statendam, Holland America Lines. 9/25/13 We saw two cruise ships in the port at Skagway, the Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Cruise Lines. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point hike. Fran was pounding her chest celebrating her arrival at the point. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point hike. The view south.... 9/25/13Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point hike. 9/25/13<br /> Fran indicates pleasure, or maybe she has lost her balance? Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point hike. Low clouds obscure the tall mountains beyond. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point hike. No big fish seen today. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point hike. The view north. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point hike. Fran makes a closer inspection of mushrooms. 9/25/13 Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point hike. Pretty conks. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, Yakutania Point hike. Many mushrooms were along the trail. 9/25/13Fran found a place to do her thing... a good active model! Skagway, AK 9/25/13Skagway, AK, walking about the town. These interpretive signs explain the regional characteristics. 9/25/13 Skagway, AK, walking about the town. Those early gold seekers had a tough path to their fortunes. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, walking about the town. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, walking about the town. That is a big snowblower! 9/25/13Skagway, AK, walking about the town. 9/25/13 Skagway, AK, walking about the town. <br />Tell my children I really was an engineer <br /> (but I wasn't the kind who drove trains.) 9/25/13Skagway, AK, walking about the town. She exaggerates, as the train wasn't moving. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, walking about the town. It is a pretend goodbye. 9/25/13Skagway, AK, walking about the town. Fran would go fast! 9/25/13 Skagway, AK, walking about the town. Artctic Brotherhood hall, covered in driftwood 9/25/13Skagway, AK, walking about the town. We stayed overnight here a few years ago... quaint antique furnishings inside. 9/25/13At the Alaska State Ferry Terminal at Skagway, waiting to board the Matanuska ferry to Prince Rupert, Canada. 9/26/13At the Alaska State Ferry Terminal at Skagway, waiting to board the Matanuska ferry to Prince Rupert, Canada. 9/26/13 At the Alaska State Ferry Terminal at Skagway, waiting to board the Matanuska ferry to Prince Rupert, Canada. 9/26/13Aboard the Matanuska ferry, departing Skagway on our way to Prince Rupert, Canada. 9/26/13Aboard the Matanuska ferry, departing Skagway on our way to Prince Rupert, Canada. The adjacent tanker ship sign says: "No Naked Flames" 9/26/13Aboard the Matanuska ferry, departing Skagway<br /> on our way to Prince Rupert, Canada. <br />Nice to see the USA flag again! 9/26/13 Aboard the Matanuska ferry, departing Skagway on our way to Prince Rupert, Canada. This may not be a good place to stand if any helicopter gets close.... 9/26/13Aboard the Matanuska ferry, departing Skagway on our way to Prince Rupert, Canada. The ferry backed out of the port a long dstance before turning and starting forward. 9/26/13On the Matanuska ferry, the Skagway to Haines, AK segment. 9/26/13On the Matanuska ferry, the Skagway to Haines, AK segment. 9/26/13 On the Matanuska ferry, the Skagway to Haines, AK segment. 9/26/13On the Matanuska ferry, the Skagway to Haines, AK segment. We both enjoyed many hours watching the scenery float past. 9/26/13Arriving at the Haines AK Ferry terminal. Deck hands have their routines polished as they tie up at the dock. 9/26/13Arriving at the Haines AK Ferry terminal. The heavy ropes snug the ferry to the dock. 9/26/13 Arriving at the Haines AK Ferry terminal. Haines is about 4 miles away from the ferry terminal. 9/26/13On our way to Juneau aboard the Matanuska ferry from Haines, AK. There were periods where the view was all rain. 9/26/13On our way to Juneau aboard the Matanuska ferry from Haines, AK. The Taku ferry slides past us in the rain. 9/26/13On our way to Juneau aboard the Matanuska ferry from Haines, AK. <br />A passing view of the lighthouse as a rainbow came along. 9/26/13 On our way to Juneau aboard the Matanuska ferry from Haines, AK. <br />This is a reason to travel in the shoulder season up here... there are seats open. However it rains a lot now too. 9/26/13The Matanuska ferry was at Auke Bay, Juneau AK. 9/26/13The Matanuska ferry was at Auke Bay, Juneau AK. <br />We walked around the terminal area for a while during a <br />short stay in port. 9/26/13The Matanuska ferry was at Auke Bay, Juneau AK. 9/26/13 The Matanuska ferry was at Auke Bay, Juneau AK. We remember this anchor from earlier visits here almost ten years back. 9/26/13The Matanuska ferry was at Auke Bay, Juneau AK. Looks like a lot of empty tourist boats parked here. Migrating birds in the sky above. 9/26/13The Matanuska ferry was at Auke Bay, Juneau AK. A small ferry, the Aurora, was pulling up to the dock 9/26/13We made our own breakfast aboard the ferry this morning, 9/27/13 We made our own breakfast aboard the ferry this morning, 9/27/13Arrival and departure at Petersburg, AK 9/27/13Arrival and departure at Petersburg, AK 9/27/13Arrival and departure at Petersburg, AK 9/27/13 Arrival and departure at Petersburg, AK 9/27/13The Petersburg to Wrangell segment of the <br />Matanuska ferry to Prince Rupert. <br />Another passenger was recording a continuous <br />video as we traveled through a narrow part of the passage. <br />9/27/13The Petersburg to Wrangell segment of the Matanuska ferry to Prince Rupert. 9/27/13The Petersburg to Wrangell segment of the Matanuska ferry to Prince Rupert. 9/27/13 The Petersburg to Wrangell segment of the Matanuska ferry to Prince Rupert. 9/27/13The Petersburg to Wrangell segment of the Matanuska ferry to Prince Rupert. 9/27/13The Petersburg to Wrangell segment of the Matanuska ferry to Prince Rupert. This map shows the sequence of ports going south to Prince Rupert. 9/27/13At Wrangell, AK. 9/27/13 At Wrangell, AK. This information board contains a neat link: <br /> www.wilderness.net try it out! 9/27/13At Wrangell, AK. 9/27/13At Wrangell, AK. The drama queen shows us how... 9/27/13Our last night aboard the Matanuska, on the segment <br />between Wrangell, AK and Prince Rupert, Canada. <br />We did get a lot of rain on this trip! 9/27/13 Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. Yes it was almost empty! 9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />The map shows lots of interesting points along the <br />way. Except for two sections exposed to the deep <br />sea swells, the route was protected in its passage <br />through rather narrow inside passage stretches. <br />9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. An isolated set of buildings with a navigation light. 9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />The Alaska Ferry Malaspina passes as a rainbow <br />shows between the two ships. 9/28/13 Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. Another navigation light station. 9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. A very attentive observer. 9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />The top deck exhaust pipe cowling. 9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />Seeing the top deck views while the rain stopped. <br />9/28/13 Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.<br />I think this is Bella Bella we are passing. 9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />Fran enjoys the nice views on the top deck. 9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />The rescue boat would be fun except for the <br />emergency trouble it tries to serve. 9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />Even I enjoyed the bright breezy conditions on the <br />top deck after the rain stopped. 9/28/13 Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />Windblown but refreshed, Fran likes the top deck. <br />9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />The back of the deck.... neatest place on the ship! <br />9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />Fran isn't thinking about the 11 pm drive to the <br />hotel yet, comimg tonight. 9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />Ron is hanging onto the life preserver, just in case. <br />9/28/13 Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />This isthe last smile before we go inside to get warm, <br />and to wait for the Port Hardy arrival around 10:30pm. <br />We used the recliner lounge chairs, <br />but didn't manage to sleep. 9/28/13Aboard the B.C Ferry, Northern Adventure, from <br />Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. <br />As we docked at Port Hardy, we waited by our car on <br />this low deck before they allowed us to drive off the ship. <br />9/28/13After driving down Vancouver Island to Campbell River, <br />we had lunch. Then Fran did her hand-in-mouth thing <br />using the carved tree figure outside the restaurant. <br />9/29/13After staying in Victoria overnight, we went to Sidney <br />to await our last ferry ride, from Sidney to Anacortes, WA. <br />We walked around the local area at Sidney before going <br />to the ferry terminal. 9/30/13 After staying in Victoria overnight, we went to <br />Sidney to await our last ferry ride, from Sidney <br />to Anacortes, WA. We walked around the local <br />area at Sidney before going to the ferry terminal. <br />9/30/13After staying in Victoria overnight, we went to <br />Sidney to await our last ferry ride, from Sidney <br />to Anacortes, WA. We walked around the <br />local area at Sidney before going to <br />the ferry terminal. 9/30/13After staying in Victoria overnight, we went to <br />Sidney to await our last ferry ride, from Sidney <br />to Anacortes, WA. We walked around the <br />local area at Sidney before going to <br />the ferry terminal. 9/30/13Our last ferry ride, on the WA State ferry from Sidney, B.C. to Anacortes, WA 9/30/13. Our last ferry ride, on the WA State ferry from Sidney, B.C. to Anacortes, WA 9/30/13.Our last ferry ride, on the WA State ferry from <br />Sidney, B.C. to Anacortes, WA . This is the <br />stop at Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, on <br />the way to Anacortes. 9/30/13.Our last ferry ride, on the WA State ferry from <br />Sidney, B.C. to Anacortes, WA . This is the <br />stop at Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, on <br />the way to Anacortes. 9/30/13.Our last ferry ride, on the WA State ferry from <br />Sidney, B.C. to Anacortes, WA . This is the <br />stop at Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, on <br />the way to Anacortes. 9/30/13. Our last ferry ride, on the WA State ferry from <br />Sidney, B.C. to Anacortes, WA . This is the <br />stop at Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, on <br />the way to Anacortes. A tarp covers the fire <br />damaged buildings which were burned <br />a few months ago. 9/30/13.Our last ferry ride, on the WA State ferry from <br />Sidney, B.C. to Anacortes, WA . This is the stop <br />at Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, on the way to <br />Anacortes. Fran is inside (and dry) while I <br />try to catch a shot outside. 9/30/13.Our last ferry ride, on the WA State ferry from Sidney, B.C. <br />to Anacortes, WA . This is the stop at Friday Harbor, <br />San Juan Island, on the way to Anacortes. <br />Looks like a chat line.... 9/30/13.Our last ferry ride, on the WA State ferry from Sidney, <br />B.C. to Anacortes, WA . This is the stop at Friday <br />Harbor, San Juan Island, on the way to Anacortes. <br />The transfer of vehicles is almost completed. 9/30/13. Our last ferry ride, on the WA State ferry from Sidney, <br />B.C. to Anacortes, WA . This is the stop at Friday <br />Harbor, San Juan Island, on the way to Anacortes. <br /> Myrna is the person directing the load lanes. 9/30/13.Our last ferry ride, on the WA State ferry from <br />Sidney, B.C. to Anacortes, WA. Fran catches <br />some shuteye after a long night with not enough <br />sleep. We did land at Anacortes, went through <br />customs, and drove home around 4pm on 9/30/13.



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