Another terrific port day! But it's been a very long day and I'm pretty tired - not sure how much I will get done.
The short version: It was a cloudy and overcast day in Skagway, and raining lightly when we left the ship for our Alpine Snowshoe and White Pass Railway excursion. We took a bus to Fraser, British Columbia, and then snowshoed for about 3 hours with our guides. There was LOTS of snow up there, but it was pretty soft in places. We had a little bit of snow, and a little bit of sunshine, but the mountains were for the most part in clouds - every once in a while we caught a brief glimpse. Then we took the railroad back to Skagway, going over White Pass, through a couple of tunnels and over a couple of interesting bridges. Lots of great scenery - it took about 90 minutes.
We wandered around Skagway for a couple of hours after we got back - went to the Visitor Center and saw the movie, and walked around looking at the buildings and stuff. We are the first cruise ship here this season, so a lot of the businesses still haven't opened yet.
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