Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Turn South - but it ain't over yet

Got on the road early, yes it was raining. Got a few more pics of Skagway, 2 more cruise ships had docked during the night. This is obviously a deep water port and it looks like as many as three 1,000 ft passenger liners could dock here at the same time. The town lives for cruise ship tourists. As I was cruising the town, a whole fleet of Princess busses came rolling up to the pier – time to skedaddle!

The scenary up to the Canadian Border was again terrific. All rough hewn rock. As you can see from one of the pics, the only vegetation up here is some lichen and scrub brush. Saw a big black bear snacking on some road kill and I stopped the car – by the time I stopped, got out with the camera, he was gone. Rats

Other than that, the travel day was uneventful. Stopped in Whitehorse for some supplies. Stopped again at the great little Rancheria Falls Picnic site where Leo and I camped two weeks ago.

On to Boya Park on route 37, the Cassiar Highway. Hope to make it to Trans- Canada tomorrow. Then down through Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff.

441 Miles today, Actually saw some sun today. 59.22 N, 129.06 W

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