Skagway is a small fishing town that relies heavily on the tourist trade from ships. About 4 ships dock there every day in the warmer months.
The White Rail train ride is along an historical railway that was made in 1890 to open up the country and connect the town to Canada during the gold rush years. Soon after settling in one of the carriages, we were asked where we were from, by a guy with an Aussie accent. When I said we were from Wodonga, he replied that he was from Newcastle. He then indicated the people sitting just behind us were from Howlong and the couple across the aisle from them were from Wang. Small world sometimes.
As the old brown train slowly wound it's way up the mountains, the scenery and the views down from the mountain were lovely. The train went about 30 miles up to the Canadian border, then back again.
Always looking for wifi when we leave the ship, we found it in the local library. So sitting there with a few other tourists and locals, we got our 30minute fix of checking emails, FB and researching where we were heading next.
Too soon, it was time to log off and set off through town to the port and waiting ship. The next stop will be our final destination of Whittier, in two days time.