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Jun 9, 2014 - Exploring Wrangel

Good time exploring today. Visited the excellent Wrangel Museum which covered the history of the local natives, white settlers and gold rushers who were part of Russia, then Britain and finally the US. Drove into the Tongass National Forest to a couple high viewpoints overlooking the bay and nearby islands. Have been told there are higher mountains with snow behind all that we see but the cloud cover precludes our viewing except for brief small glimpses. Back camping at same site overlooking bay. Have seen an animal here twice called a...

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Jun 8, 2014 - Ferry To Wrangel

Started with hike around the lake, then made breakfast at overlook of a bay on way to ferry. As I was taking a walk awaiting ferry boarding I observe a family of eagles feasting on a large fish but had not brought my camera. Lesson learned. Another pleasant ride with overcast skies but mostly no rain which allowed better and clearer views. Have met two couples from Australia and spent time talking and taking pictures with one of the men who was well traveled and interesting. Camped at a site overlooking the bay. Fishing report from...

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Jun 7, 2014 - Ferry to Ketchican, AK

Camped night in the ferry line as we needed to be in line at 3:15 am. Ferry was pleasant ride even as it rained most of the time. The ride was a nice break from driving. Saw some of the sights in Ketchican and visited some of the shops. Went to a totem pole state park with a dozen poles and a long house (where a clan would live). We have seen a few bald eagles already. Learned they have eyes as big as ours but with two focal points at the back of each eye (we have one) enabling great depth perception. This is vital to their seeing and...

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Jun 6, 2014 - Prince Rupert and the Ferry

We did some shopping and visited a train museum. Got a local’s recommendation on seafood – halibut fish and chips at a seasonal takeout up the coast. Excellent and able to eat out on a picnic table on a warm sunny day. Weather coming in tonight for a few days so locals are out.

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Jun 5, 2014 - To Port Edward

More of the same BC countryside with the rivers getting wider as we go west to the Pacific. Mary saw a Christian Reformed Church (denomination I grew up in) and a couple reformed churches so we knew we were in Dutch country. Sure enough, it was a two bakery town! We only tried one however. Camped at Port Edward which is just shy of Prince Rupert where we will begin the ferry voyage. Done driving for a while.

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Jun 4, 2014 - Jasper to Burns Lake: Wildlife Day!

Started with great coffee and pastry stop at bakery in Jasper – a travel habit learned from my Dad. A bit of an adjustment from the spectacular beauty of yesterday to the beautiful countryside of British Columbia with the less steep mountains still with some snow on top ,the green valleys, lakes and rivers. Caught sights of a black bear, a black bear and two little cubs crossing the road, a mama moose with two little calves still walking a bit wobbly across the road, a few elk and deer and one grizzly bear.

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Feb 22, 2014 - Burns Lake, BC

Not a fun day. It was minus 13 degrees C and snowing and gloomy when I left Valemount this morning. Then things got worse. There was a big snow storm between Valemount and Prince George. I could hardly see anything. The road was not plowed. I was going about 50 kph (30 mph) in four-wheel drive. Sure glad I have that. Saw some little brown and red birds that I think were finches but it was too dangerous to stop and no place to pull over. The shoulders of the road were piled high with snow. I also saw a small herd of Mountain Sheep and one...

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Jul 6, 2013 - Williams Lake to Burns Lake, BC

Left Williams Lake this morning at 8am. My 6am plans aren't going very well, we are sleeping like babies! Going to have to set the alarm. Got into Prince George and drove around a bit, found my quilt shop then headed out of town. Stopped at Ten Mile Lake, which was a beautiful provincial park. They really keep their provincial parks clean and tidy. We keep seeing signs warning of Moose but, alas, no Moose to date. Stopped at Beaumont Provincial Park which is on Fraser Lake for lunch. This was the original site of Ft. Fraser. Saw one of the...

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Canada & Alaska 2013

May 26, 2013 - Burns Lake, BC

We pulled into Beaver Point Resort outside of Burns Lake on Lake Tchesinkut (pronounced Ta SINK ut) ever hopeful that there would be fish. But not there. We had camped in this place on the Alaska trip in 2010 and we parked backwards so we would have a great view of the lake just as we did before. We had a campfire the first night there, the first one in a while. The golf courses that were supposed to be here are either non-existent or closed. It was raining anyhow. So we lunched at Mulvaney’s Pub with Murray and Shelle. Again great...

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Aug 26, 2011 - Burns Lake, BC - Lumber Mill Tour

(Ron Writing) Elena had another chiropractor treatment this morning in the doctor’s Houston, BC office. We hung out at the visitor center parking lot the rest of the morning waiting for our afternoon tour. There was a very nice farmer’s market in the park by the visitor center so we also walked around there. Elena bought some veggies and I bought some fried bannock. I’d never heard of bannock before but a little internet research tells me it’s about the same thing as fry bread. Bannock is the term used by the “First Nations” (native...

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Aug 9, 2011 - Burns Lake, BC

We left Stewart, BC about 7:30am and headed towards Burns Lake, BC where we were to meet the Schueller's and the Beckmann's for a final potluck dinner together before going our separate ways. The Stewart/Hyder Access Road back to the Cassiar Highway was less steep than I thought so we didn't have any trouble with grades. The new(to us) southern portion of the Cassiar Highway that we traveled was far better than the northern portion, and anyway it felt good to be going south towards the US. The road improved and consequently, our speed could...

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Aug 22, 2010 - Burns Lake, BC

Campground: Beaver Point Resort On the way to Burns Lake BC Mike had a blowout. The road was narrow and there wasn’t much of a shoulder. But Jeff and we found a pullout a few miles further down the road. We unhitched and Jeff and Richard went back with cones and triangles and the tire got changed and everything ended well. The scenery has changed. It’s now rolling hills and farms. Cows are our critters.

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