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06 Nov

Another first – dog sledding!

And today I got to do another first – dog sledding! What fun! I am in the SW corner of the Yukon Territory in Canada visting a friend. Her partner has 26 husky dogs… He used to take tourists on dog sledding trips, but one too many customer who was out to tick a box […]

04 Nov

Numbers rise higher as we drive north

Continuing our drive north, we set off from Williams Lake at a reasonable hour. We had two ways to get to the Yukon – along the spectacular Cassiar¬† Highway or along the more popular, well travelled, Alaska Highway. As much as I would have liked to have travelled the Cassiar, I was a little leery […]

02 Nov

Heading into higher numbers as we go north

Today was the piece de resistance on the drive from Vancouver, British Columbia to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory – not only did we pass a place labelled with some number like 29,650 Highway 97 – or 29,650 Alaska Highway or whatever they called themselves locally, when we got close to Whitehorse, I actually saw a street […]

31 Oct

Escalating numbers

Today was the first day of my ongoing circumnavigations of Canada – I was heading from British Columbia to the Yukon.¬† I had a friend who had just bought a car in Vancouver and needed to drive it back to the Yukon. We had a false start before we really got going, taking Highway 99 […]

07 Oct

Grinding my way up the Grouse Grind

It had to be done… I’d been in Vancouver (on and off) for 5 months and I had not done the infamous Grouse Grind, Vancouver’s “Mother Nature’s stairmaster” – for the uninitiated this equates to: A trail that is a short 2.9km (1.8 miles)… …but rises 853m (2,800ft)… …and you climb up 2,830 steps (but […]

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