Here it is – my second travel diary from my time in Canada! This post will focus on what we spent our time doing on the second week, and I’ll post the final one tomorrow detailing the rest of my trip.
So we began the second week by returning to Whitehorse and spending a few days recovering from our trip to Dawson City. During this time we went on a few local cycles, as well as visiting an eagles nest, swimming in the hot springs again and buying some souvenirs in the local town. After two days relaxing there, we headed off again on a drive to Alaska, where we camped for a few days.
Our first stop in Alaska was Haines, where we camped right next to the riverside. To be honest, there wasn’t really too much to do here but we did go on bear hunting drives and we managed to spot one in the distance near a stream where salmon are frequently found. (Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture – it was too far away!) The next day we then took a boat to Juneau, Alaska which was amazing. In Juneau I saw sea lions, whales and other unusual animals, went up a mountain tram to a visitor centre on Mt. Roberts and visited a glacier before returning to Haines on the boat. We were served our dinner on the boat, (chowder, which I’m not too fond of, but I was hungry enough that it didn’t matter) before returning to Haines where we camped again.
On the way back to Whitehorse we took a ferry to Skagway, Alaska where we stopped for a few hours. This was quite a tourist town, much like Dawson City, where we had a look around the shops before getting delicious coffee espresso ice creams. The town was so cute, all of the buildings were different colours, and they had a really old – fashioned feel to them. We were exhausted by the time we left, but quite content with our trip to Alaska! We returned to Whitehorse at the end of the week beef our trip to Vancouver, where we recovered enough to pack and get some last minute gifts, souvenirs and hot chocolates in Whitehorse town.
Stay tuned for my final Canada travel diary tomorrow!