|It poured most of last night in Atlin - we waited it out til about 10:00 before we left - about 60 km of gravel road which meant more mud and slow travel.
Took a pic on the way out of a plane with skis on it that had been left there since break-up May 29, and looks like they're waiting for freeze-up!
Took the Tagish road to Carcrossand lunch, our fourth car wash, and took a quick look at the desert there (it was pouring and windy). The desert is sand dunes left over from a glacial lake. It is Canada's smallest desert and an International Biophysical Programme site for ecological studies.
On to Whitehorse and our first hotel since Prince Rupert. Strolled around town (population 23,000) and Don wants me to say the Yukon River was very high and powerful looking.
Went to the vaudeville show, Frantic Follies. It was really very good. The lead performer grew up in Victoria, and two of the other excellent dancers were graduates of the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria where Terry is registered this September! It was very well done. It was packed (450 people) with lots from Skagway on cruise ship tours. Lots of audience participation and Don, in the third row, got picked for the Order of the Garter...had to remove the young lady's garter...... and got a big pink kiss on the dome.
Can only get one night hotel here cause everywhere is full, so probably camping again tomorrow.