Well after a good day on the glacier cruise, we left Valdez and headed over to Haines, Alaska. We originally planned on going to Skagway but another RV'er told us that the drive to Haines was prettier and the town itself was less touristy. Skagway gets a lot of cruise ships bringing as many as 10,000 people in a day to visit. So Haines it was.
It was a two day drive from Valdez to Haines. We had to go north all the way to Tok first and then go southeast passing through Canada before dropping back into the lower Alaskan peninsula. It took two days to get here.
There was a high pressure system over the peninsula, so they were having good dry and sunny weather. However by the time we arrived, the low pressure had come in bringing the rain. This put a damper on all of our plans.
We ended up staying two nights and didn't do much of anything. Lucas ended up being sick the first day, probably from the glacier cruise. We decided not to take the ferry down to Juneau to visit the capital. It would have meant walking around the city in the rain for three hours while awaiting the ferry to return to Haines and that didn't seem like fun.
We've already decided to return to Alaska during better weather months like May-June or September. On that next trip we'll pay a visit to Juneau. I did manage to get a few photos while here and I've posted those below.
Tomorrow we leave Alaska and are heading into Canada. We'll be taking the Alaskan Highway all the way into Alberta this time and dropping into Montana. From what I understand it is a better drive due to not having gravel or dirt roads. We'll see.
Come back soon,