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Jul 12, 2016 - Day 16

Day 16 Fred Henne Territorial Park. Today we drove the Ingram Trail which is 42 miles long and ends... To go any further in the NWT you have to go by boat or plane. Took us 4 1/2 hour mostly due to construction. Stopped at Cameron Falls, hiked to falls and came back to truck for lunch...mosquitos. In afternoon went to Visitor Center for wifi and started on backlog of journal. Then stopped at NWT Brew Pub. Good porter. Spent almost $100 on 2 beers, an empty growler and 2 NWT Bre Pub glasses. Can't take it with you. Stopped by the Wild Cat...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 10, 2016 - Day 14 Yellowknife, NWT

Day 14. Fred Henne Territorial Park. Nice hike in the AM, particularly with the topless female hikers.They seemed very comfortable with their lack of attire. Other than that, there was a lot of rock scrambling. Went to Visitor Center in PM, Wal Mart, and grocery. Grocery carts had 3 levels and the bottom one was sort of long. I bumped into a few people. Yellowknife got its name from the European settlers who noted that the natives had yellow knives (made of copper), thus the name. Forgot to mention.. the NWT is the only area in the world...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 9, 2016 - Day 13Yellowknife

Day 12. Fred Henne Teritorial Park. Today we drove thru a wood bison sanctuary.they are supposed to be bigger and meaner than our buffalo. I was beginning to think it was alla myth to suck in tourists and all I'd see was bison signs and then we saw 1 and a little further another. We crossed the Deh Cho bridge over the McKenzie River. It is the longest bridge with no joints in the norther hemisphere. Completed in 2012 after 4 years. At the beginning of the Bison Samctuary there was a "Texas Gate" . In other words a cattle guard. We took a...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jun 30, 2016 - Yellowknife 2

When I last journalized we were in Yellowknife. We went out to dinner at the NWT Brewery. There they have many different beers with strange names. I tried a Mosquito Repellant (doesn't work) 񏘉 Gord had Pine Sap. We passed on Oatmeal Porter, Kings Brew, Bug Brew and others along the same vein. The restaurant is renowned for its soups and burners so I tried the French onion soup. It was good but different with red wine and rosemary. Would never have thought of using rosemary in onion soup. Gord opted for seasonal a wild mushroom pizza. He...

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Yellowknife Bound

Jun 24, 2016 - Road to Yellowknife

Aboriginal Days have been celebrated while we were visiting Nahanni. All is over early. Wednesday we explore Fort Simpson visiting the little excellent museum in the Visitors Center. It has an excellent display on skinning and tanning a moose. It explains how the Natives make the hides soft, pliable and waterproof. It is not a quick process but slow and time consuming. We grab a coffee at the local popular gas station and head out to Yellowknife. Again we start out back the way we had come. Again we found the ferry on our side. It is just...

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Yellowknife Bound

Jun 24, 2016 - Yellowknife

We are up late--we've had a time change. Someone forgot to tell our bodies. We check out Fort Providence and its monuments --one to Alexander MacKenzie and the other to the Grey Nuns. We stop at the only hotel for coffee. We look in the high priced gift shop, look at the historical pics on the walls,talk to some locals and are off. It is flat and marshy along the way. MacKenzie Bison Sanctuary is on one side between us and the lake. The road is flat as we drive through the MacKenzie Lowlands. Watch for bison is frequently seen. We see only...

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Yellowknife Bound

Aug 8, 2010 - North West Territory

The Northwest Territory is quite an experience. Long, straight, gravel roads bordered by endless forest. We almost thought we were on Pinkham's or the Escourt Road in northern Maine. There are lots of wood bison up here. Prime habitat seems to be road right-of-ways. We encountered few vehicles on the roads, mainly tank trucks from the oil fields. There is a lot going on up here in the roadless areas: natural gas and oil fields, diamond and gold mines. Supplies get moved in the winter on ice roads. We saw no active timber harvesting nor pulp...

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Apr 29, 2010 - ain't it good to be back home again....

We’re home. After a great visit with family and friends in Vancouver, Lillooet and Edmonton, and a spectacular drive through BC, we are back in Yellowknife and really enjoying reconnecting with good friends, family and our trusty dog. We go back to work on Monday after a whole year of freedom. It’s going to be REALLY tough getting up in the morning and getting back into a regular work routine! But for some reason we don’t seem to be getting much sympathy!!!. It’s been a fantastic year for us and, because people have been asking, we decided...

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Sep 4, 2009 - Back to Alberta where I grew up

Can it really be so long and so many stories since we spoke? Yet here it is Sept.4, Labor Day weekend and we are camped at beautiful Lundbreck Falls campground with a river side site. But let's back track to Hay River, NWT. Since leaving we continued on the Waterfalls route. Just look at the magnificence of the Alexandra Falls. All I could say over and over was WOW! I've been to Niagra Falls in Ontario and its commercialism makes it pale in comparison to falls like this. And then it was back to Alberta where I was born and raised so it was...

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Aug 13, 2009 - Waterfall Route to Hay River

Yellowknife is such an interesting city to visit with its unique blend of city high rises and ATV's on the streets. We still can't get used to ATV's being allowed on public highways but up here in the north, anything is possible. Part of the list I'm compiling from the north is one that includes best places to eat. Happy to say we found the best fish n' chips in Yellowknife...kind of a strange thing for us coming from the west coast. But at Bullock's Bistro, tucked into a 1936 old cabin we found a fun atmosphere and the best food. I love...

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Aug 8, 2009 - Back into BC and on to Yellowknife, NWT

So much has happened since our last entry at Teslin. There is no straight across route from there to Yellowknife, NWT so we had to go back to Watson Lake, Yukon. There we visited with friends and took photos of the famous Sign Post Forest and our sign.With all ideas it started with one idea and has grown into over 65,000 signs from all over the world. And then we were on the Alaska Higway heading south back into BC, and our first stop at Liard Hot Springs. But Boo had other ideas. We shouldn't have been so presumptious as to think she...

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May 10, 2009 - still no bike for Lynda!

Well, we are back in Yellowknife after checking out our new bikes, preparing to leave next Wednesday (May 13), and Lynda still does not have a bike! Seems that the good folks at Marinoni, the bike builder in Montreal, made a mistake in welding her frame, and her bike will not arrive in Edmonton until at least May 19, the day we leave for Ireland. Lynda was of course upset! Soooo ... plan B is to rent a bike in Ireland, have her bike shipped to Dublin, and pick it up when we finish our Irish tour! We will be contacting bike shops in Dublin...

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