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  • Day21

    Day #2 in Whitehorse

    July 6, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    Had another fun day in Whitehorse, this is the largest city in the Yukon, and the capital of this territory. It's odd, Canada has provinces (mostly) and the several areas that are known as territories, not quite sure what makes them different, but some of the canadians we have spoken to say they're really isn't any difference anymore. The name just stays as is...
    We started yesterday with a visit to the "world's longest wooden" fish ladder. And it is long. For hydro power there is a dam on this part of the Yukon, just shy of a major spawning area for the same, hence the ladder. Very interesting, no salmon yet, but we're are hoping to see some on or return trip thru this city.

    Then we headed to the Beringia Interpretive Center museum. This one is all about the land mass that connected Asia to Alaska/Yukon during the Ice Age and the animals that existed during that time. Once the glacier receded, the sea levels rose and the two continents are separated by the Bering Sea. Then a tour and an video presentation.

    Next stop was a quick grocery run at Walmart, and a stop at the First Nation Heritage Center. Was pretty well deserted, poked our noses around and moved on.

    Back to visitor center, walked main street shops, the little Log Church downtown, and then spent time in the visitor centre accessing their Wi-fi. Creek service still okay, but weak here, so to catch up on Quicken it is easier to get somewhere with decent service. You can "buy" it at the campgrounds sometimes, but it is usually a pretty poor solutions. $5 for 30 minutes. Shoot it takes me 15 minutes to boot my laptop and get on Wi-fi network!

    So instead of cooking dinner we headed to a Yukon brewery, Winterlong, for a beer tasting and pot pie dinner. Very tasty! Back to camp and showers!

    Interesting decision point, trying to figure out whether we stay on the Alaska highway (west option) or the klondike highway (east option) through Dawson City. A Canadian couple next to us are heading that way, and they know some one connected to the MP (police) who said that the highway maybe closed by not quite sure what direction we will be taking yet, and we are already having our morning coffee!
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    Linley Brinker-Harding

    I hope that your choices through Dawson are well marked as to whether it’s open or not... especially before one goes very far down the road! Whitehorse looks like a fun stop for you! Love the picture of Tom with his new friend 😄... Safe travels today!


    Sweet looking truck a F-100 Michael


    Looks like the perfect friend for Tom, no feeding or cleaning up after. Lollie


    I love Tom ' s new friend, very cute. I hope you guys figure out what route you want to take and that it is pleasant and enjoyable. Hope you had a good 4th of July weekend. Us folk's here in California are rocking and rolling with earthquakes. Have felt them here in the mountains, but very lightly. Lollie

  • Day20

    Fish Ladder

    August 23, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Ein Einheimischer gibt uns den Tip, die lokale Fischtreppe zu besichtigen. Tatsächlich ist dies ein eindrückliches Bauwerk und mit 366m Länge sogar die gösste hölzerne Fischtreppe weltweit. Als in den 1950ern das Wasserkrafterk gebaut wurde, musste diese Treppe für die flussaufwärts schwimmenden Lachse errichtet werden damit diese nicht in die Turbine gelangen.
    Die Chinook Lachse haben an diesem Punkt bereits eine eindrückliche Distanz von 3200km aus der Beringsee zurückgelegt. Während dieser Reise nehmen die Lachse keine zusätzliche Nahrung auf, sie ernähren sich lediglich von ihrem eigenen Körperfett.
    Der einzige Grund, diese Reise auf sich zu nehmen ist, zu ihrem Geburtsort zurückzukehren, Eier zu legen und dann zu sterben. So schliessen sie ihren Lebenszyklus.
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  • Day47

    Whitehorse Encore!

    July 3, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We are back in Whitehorse to buy a few essential things (like towels), see some of the sights we missed the first time around, explore some of the outlying areas and to meet up with some friends. I don’t have pictures because today’s excitement is a shower (hence the towels), but so as not to leave you with absolutely nothing, here is a picture of the Sticky Bun we picked up today (it will feed us for a while) and last night’s campfire (we are camping after all even if the sun isn’t going down at the end of the day).Read more

    That is quite the sticky bun!


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