Saturday, 7 July 2012

Day 14: Whitehorse to Beaver Creek

Greetings all
Another great day today. We were pretty mellow after a lovely dinner at Antoinette's in Whitehorse. Shirley had the tilapia (a kind of fish) and I had NZ lamb shanks!!!

Some lovely quirky sculptures as we walked home.

This is actually a bicycle park.

We got on the road at 8.30 and made good progress up the Alaska Highway. This is the road that the US Army Engineers built in 1942 to get troops up to meet the Japanese. The road was built on top of the permafrost so it was interesting in parts. Lots of roadworks on the road.

Also some amazing whoop-do-doos!!!
And some stunning scenery on the way.

At about 4.30 we arrived at Beaver Creek where we booked into some cabins.

We then went for a walk up to the local catholic church.

So tonight the sun sets at 12.10am. Yes! 12.10am not sure how long it stays set for but my guess would be ... not for long! We are now at 62 degrees north at an elevation of 679m. Tomorrow .... Into Alaska and two nights at Fairbanks preparing for the launch up to Prudoe Bay.
Today: 447kms
Cumulative: 3070kms

Location:Beaver Creek


  1. Hi Ken, I look forward to your posts and pictures every day. No big adventures planned for me this year, so I'm living vicariously through yours. Thanks, and keep it coming!

    1. Thanks Scotty. Great experiences. USA Canada border a piece of cake.