After braving the rain, canoeing across a lake, and hiking on sheer ice, today is a day to relax. Not much to do, and not too much to see, but Cat and I will make the best of it! First, a 15 minute walk from the ship into the town.
Everyone keeps reminding us that Alaska is a rain forest. As if we need a reminder when it’s raining everyday!
At the end of the tracks, the first thing you see before you get to the main street, is this snow plow train car.
Here is the quaint little town of Skagway, Alaska.
I guess all of the rain really takes its toll on the paint around here.
As we were walking around looking for some decent food (only so much cruise buffet you can eat before you start craving fresh food), we stumbled upon this garden growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Then we found out it was also a restaurant!
So we waited until they were open, and went in to have our first Alaskan King Crab. The people at Olivia’s were very nice, and the food was delicious; especially the salad made with fresh lettuce from their garden outside.
After lunch it was time for a beer at the Skagway Brewing Company. It was also a good opportunity to take a break and let Cat send out her postcards.
When the town first developed, business would paint their billboards directly onto the face of the mountain. This is all that is left of the original stretch of advertisements.
The entire town of Skagway seems to be a historic landmark of some kind, but this little strip of buildings includes some of the oldest in town.