Canada

Alaska Part 3 and the Road Home

From Seward we decided to do a long day of driving and travel to Valdez in one day, we left early in the morning stopping in Anchorage for breakfast and an oil change for the truck, then continued on to Valdez Along the way we came across some unusual geology where we took a break.

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The Dempster Part 2

After hanging out at the spit for a short time after dipping our toes in the Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean) we headed back into town, past the end marker for The TransCanada Trail . We noticed 4 churches closely clustered together, which seemed a lot for such a small community. We walked past the cemetery,

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The Dempster Part 1

We left Dawson about noon and back tracked down Yukon Highway #2, to the junction of the Dempster Highway………734km/456miles of washboard gravel roads. We had heard many conflicting stories about the condition of the road, but we were about to find out for ourselves. First stop on the way was Tombstone, an interpretive centre, information

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Prince Rupert, BC to Dawson City, YT

The ferry arrived into Prince Rupert and we disembarked at 5am. First, we went to MacDonald’s for Breakfast and free WiFi where we could catch up on current affairs. This was a maintenance day, we rotated the tires on the truck, had haircuts, banking and paid bills. Once all this was complete we visited a

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Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte’s)

We sailed at 10:30am from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii, arriving at 5:00pm into Skidegate Terminal on the north island where we headed through the town of Queen Charlotte to Hadyn Turner Municipal campground for the evening where made dinner then went on a beach walk, followed by a campfire. Next morning, we drove to

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Port Hardy to Price Rupert

We sent the night on the ferry dock at Port Hardy. That night was worse than any night we have spent in a Walmart parking lot, at one point in the wee hours of the morning I thought someone was cutting the grass with an electric lawnmower except there was no grass? The ferry loaded

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Vancouver Island – Part 3

We were up early next morning to head north from French Creek towards Campbell River, we stopped for breakfast at the Sandbar Café, just north of Qualicum Beach. Catherine remembers this as a gas station from her childhood as she spent many a summer here with her family nearby. Tammy our waitress was full of information

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Vancouver Island – Part 2

After leaving Paul and Gini’s we headed over to Tofino and Ucluelet on the west coast of the Island for a few days. On the way, we stopped at MacMillan Provincial Park. This park showed Old Growth trees and how the natural forest worked using fallen or dead trees as nursery trees for fertilizer for

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Vancouver Island – Part 1

We caught the Coho Ferry across the Straight of Juan De Fuca to Victoria on the 31st of May/17, this was 3 weeks ahead of when we had originally planed, but plans change. At this point in our journey we have travelled approximately 6760km (4200miles) upon arriving in Victoria. We can now slow down as

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On The Road At Last

After some delays, due to varying reasons we finally left Calgary and started heading south, the weather in Calgary had not been the best for the beginning of May. In September, we sold our house rid our selves of most of our possessions (it never ceases to amaze me how much junk you can accumulate

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