The second port of call on our cruise was Skagway. As we disembarked, we were accosted by a man in a bear suit (part of the cruise photography staff) with whom we were obliged to take a picture. The bear kept saying, "Bear, bear, bear!" Talking bears, we believe, are a rarity in nature.
Our excursion in Skagway was to take a helcopter to Meade Glacier, where we got a chance to walk around and look at crevasses, pools, "chunks" and mounds of ice covered in rock. From up in the helicopter we saw all kinds of terrain affected by the Glaciers, including a natural harbor created by a glacier's terminal morrain left as the glacier retreated. Interesting stuff for a rock-hound!
We spent the second half of our day walking around Skagway taking in the sights of the "Tourist Trap" part of town and getting off the beaten path to where the locals live, work, and shop.
I had some time to take some time-lapse photographs of the helicopters taking off and landing and the White Pass Railway coming back to town.