Getting the motorhomes on the ferry was interesting. Our motorhomes and cars went on separately. The girls drove the cars while Jim and I took the motorhomes. Our ship, MV Malaspina, is a side loading ferry. We boarded via a ramp near the front on the starboard side. Once inside, I had to do a tight 90 degree left turn and ended up parked beside a bus facing the stern. To exit the ferry, I had to do a 180 degree right turn inside the hull at the rear of the ship, drive forward along the port side and then do a 90 degree right turn to exit the ship. Not the easiest thing to do with a 42 ft motorhome and in close quarters, but things went very well. We arrived in Skagway just before 10 pm and received permission to dry camp in the ferry terminal parking lot overnight. Another couple in a motorhome also joined us.
Skagway was an interesting town to explore on Saturday. There were 2-3 cruise ships that came in while we were there but the town did not look very busy at all. Lots of touristy shops, along with jewellery stores too. The salmon were spawning in Pullen Creek and we saw the White Pass train pull out with a load of passengers for the ride back to Whitehorse.
Perhaps the biggest news though is that the girls won at canasta ‘again’ last night. That makes two times in a row now. Time to pull up our socks Jim!