Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Victoria, BC

In Victoria there was some issue with Canadian Immigration and we sat on the ship a long time before they let us disembark. They even locked down the stairs and elevators. We just took the city bus excursion from Celebrity. Really not much to see in the city but we didn't want to take the longer ride out to the Butchart Gardens. Dinner that night was a problem since we were supposed to disembark at 6 and we didn't get back on the ship until after the restaurants had closed. The main dining area is open 24x7 so we ate there that night. We could have gotten off the bus in town and eaten and taken the city shuttle back to the boat for $2 each.

Their web site is here and the wikipedia page is here.


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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Skagway, AK

In Scagway we took "City and White Pass Summit" from Shore Excursions Group for 2:30 hours leaving at 8:00 AM. This was a good bus ride and we went into Canada for a mile or so. Lots of other people took the train ride and went to the first town in Canada. Most of them saw bears. We didn't.

The bus driver recommended that we have lunch at the Skagway Brewing Company. They don't start serving food until 11:00 AM but you can drink until then.

Their web site is here and the wikipedia page is here.


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