The architecture was almost as charming as it's surroundings.
I especially love the "Arctic Brotherhood Hall" with a facade fashioned in 1899 completely out of 8,800 pieces of driftwood.
A river rafting experience was the perfect activity for this area. Unfortunately, because the rafts only had room for ten people, Jim and Shauna ended up with another group. The float was enjoyable, and we only wished that it had lasted a lot longer than it did. It was nice to nibble on some delicious smoked salmon and crackers when we disembarked. The salmon was so good that we bought some from the original shop in town to take home to all our kids. Michael, however, was sent some salmon jerky instead! Do you see the face profile outlined by the peaks of the mountain in the bottom photo?
On the drive back to town we were delighted to see a family of bald eagles soaring very near our van and then perching themselves on logs in the valley.
We also stopped at a scenic overlook where the incredible view of the mountains and lake was truly stunning.
I felt a little melancholy as we pulled away from Skagway. We were leaving Alaska and I wasn't sure I wanted to go.
Friday would be a day at sea and Saturday evening in Canada would be our last stop.