Whitehorse


Mosquitos  0.  

Black Flies.   0. (Can you believe our luck) 

One bottle of Chardonnay ( it is Saturday night) 

Wildlife sightings today – one poor dead moose and a huge black bear

The weather is partially cloudy, some showers and colder in the mountains ( estimated around 15 )

Yea, Whitehorse. How about that?  Mile number 1,413 on the Alaska Highway
Today was a beautiful drive through the snow capped mountains, past glacier fed turquoise lakes with several more bear sighting.   They are as common as black squirrels up here and frankly they are freak’n me out when I try to walk Libby at P-breaks along the highway. 

We saw endless vistas of wetlands and meadows with blue mountains far in the distance.   It is one vast country we live in.  The Yukon is largely unpopulated with little traffic.  Tiny towns are hours apart with nothing in them worth stoping for.  It will be interesting to see the population and retail changes between the Yukon and Alaska. 

We are in a great camp site just on the edge of Whitehorse. It was highly rated by RV reviews and I get why.  I think they have brought in landscaping professions to plant beautiful blue flowering Lupins and Prickly Rose shrubs between the rock boulders  that separate each camp site.  I’m going to bring out my good camera tomorrow and take more pictures of all of these wild flowers. 

Tomorrow we are running out to Haines Junction ( just a day trip) and back here again. 

Based on friendly hook-up discussion with our fellow RV campers – all seem to be retirees, most are Americans headed towards Alaska and all of them have very expensive super stretch rigs. 

We paid for our internet tonight. $7.95 a day.  What a treat to have the connection. 

  

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About westlakemusings

In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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3 Responses to Whitehorse

  1. Donna says:

    Beautiful read…I almost feel I am there with you. Enjoy and look forward to your next posting.

  2. Cathie king says:

    Love your reports Di, hope the weather stays good

  3. susan says:

    This road trip sounds like one amazing adventure. Bugs have always been a pet peeve of your’s – hope you keep one step ahead!

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