Yukon wild

Yukon wild
Yukon wild

Monday, May 22, 2017

Travelling

Two days and 1784 kilometres down.  The next two days will be a piece of cake.  Day one we travelled from Carcross to Fort Nelson, British Columbia. This highway is two lane, it has some rough and windy sections, but traffic is light so it was fairly easy driving.  It took us eleven hours to travel through this wooded area with beautiful lakes and several provincial parks.  There was ice on the river in Tagish...



and on Muncho Lake...



The outside temperature was 14 to 17 C and the day was grey as you can see.

We saw a little black bear and a porcupine within a kilometre of my house and then no animals for the next 400 kilometres.  But after we passed Watson Lake it became a Disneyland of animal viewing. Ten or more black bears, a small grizzly, a deer, four or five moose, including a beautiful new calf, about five porcupines and about thirty bison, with babies (so cute), sheep and two birds that I think were juvenile Sandhill cranes.

 
 
 
 
 
Today we travelled from Fort Nelson to Whitecourt, crossing into Alberta and into a new time zone. It took us 9 1/2 hours but we lost an hour because of the time change.  We only saw one wild animal - we're in ranch country now, with lots of horses, cattle, llamas, donkeys, sheep etc.  But the one wild animal we saw was this gorgeous boy...
 
 
Or is it a girl?? 
 
The temperature today hovered around 25 C.  This would be a very hot summer day at home and it felt pretty warm here too.  I feel like I'm on holiday!
 
And even though I said the hexies were on hold, I managed to complete one between yesterday evening and this evening.
 
 
Tomorrow we only have to travel about 650 kilometres so it will be a more relaxed day.  See you soon.
 
Janet
 

8 comments:

  1. Hi Janet sounds like you are seeing lots of beautiful country side,safe travels and love your hexie xx

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  2. Gosh, what an expedition! Great travelogue, thanks for sharing the pictures. xx

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  3. Wow, I looked at your stop-overs on Google , and what huge distances, Down here, there would be lots of places where we go through small townships, and have to reduce speed, and definitely not those animals to look at on the way. Magnificent, specially the last boy.( not sure, but I heard that reindeer are the only ones where both boys and girls have antlers)

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  4. Such a longgggggggggg drive but lots of amazing animals to see...
    Safe journey..

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  5. I don't think girls have antlers but good thing you didn't meet that moose on the road ... coming around a corner ... or like I did coming around a bend in a stream.

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  6. Oh wow. I just love seeing photo's from Canada. My dream is to visit there one day. Thankyou for sharing your photo's & journey. Love your hexie flower. Hugs, xx

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  7. Wow, such pretty scenery and wildlife! How cute are the baby bison!! xx

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  8. Such an adventure! Loved seeing your wildlife shots x

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