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Thursday, September 4th - Travel from Stewart BC to Smithers BC - Day 59 of Caravan
212 miles to go today. The day's highlights and scenery varied from glaciers, rivers, First Nation
communities and suspended bridges. The roads and weather couldn't have been nicer.
... we decided to forego the north and instead, explore the towns along Yellowhead aka Hwy16 east.
And with that, our adventures continue east along this path from New Aiyansh, back through Terrace then onwards. From the passenger seat, I got to spy on glaciers cradled at the top of mountains. Once again, breathtaking views all around us.
... Canadian (not Red Indian, Mum) villages today with original and numerous totem poles. It was definitely worth a stop and a few photos.
We then changed direction totally and left the Cassiar Highway heading south to join the Yellowhead Highway (great name) to head East. Yes, now we're heading East so we can come back West to Vancouver. These roads are a nightmare!
Anyway, the next thing we saw, we unfortunately didn't catch on camera but both of us were pretty unified ...
... sundae with marshmallow topping reminds you of the mountains?
Guess what I'm craving at the moment?
Stopped only for Gas and Coffee and one pit stop. There I met couple that were coming from southern BC headed toward Whitehorse. Asked if they were going into Alaska, he said no that medical coverage (insurance) was too expensive. Not sure what that is all about but he was quite earnest about it. He was driving a ...
... tiny and miserable looking in the rain. So we headed back down the way we had come in and took the road to Ucluelet instead, a must nicer, quieter, less touristy little place. There we found the C&N Hostel (N48 56.790 W125 33.827) where we stayed in separate dorms for $56 pn including wifi, good showers, a big well fitted out kitchen and a great location next to a tidal inlet. The manager told us that black bears were frequently seen checking the shoreline at low tide for mollusks ...