Day 35: Laid back in Haines, Alaska

Day 35: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

We didn’t have to travel far to see the sights today. Back at the campground, people emerged from their RV’s with coffee cups in hand in search of birds, whales, and vessels passing by. Someone shouted “Whale” and started pointing. Binoculars and spotting scopes came out and we all watched to see where they are. Far across the water we watched three whales as they spouted and breached.

Later, we drove along Mud Bay to a cannery to get some smoked salmon. No work was being done so we decided to come back another day to watch them at work. The local IGA had just received it’s weekly shipment so after we stocked up there we spent the rest of the day enjoying the views from our campground.

Have I mentioned how hot it is here? After traveling through Canada wearing sweatshirts, jeans and wool socks for days, we arrived in Alaska and had to change into short sleeves and shorts. Many people in the campground sat in their chairs sunbathing.

Blondie finally got to go swimming when we took her down to the beach.

Whale watching during cocktail hour and waiting for a storm to come in – it’s a tough job but someone has to do it.

4 thoughts on “Day 35: Laid back in Haines, Alaska”

  1. It sounds like y’all been having a wonderful adventure. I bet Henry is glad you talked him into this trip now. We didn’t go to Haines. You did good getting on the ferry. We were told you had to make reservations way in adance for the ferry.

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    1. Sherry we walked over to the ferry dock when we were in Skagway to make the reservations. They had plenty of room on the Tuesday ferry. They measured our rig when we got there.We were charged by the foot plus we each paid a fare. Henry got the senior discount! I’m sorry you missed Haines. You and John would have loved it.

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