Day 116 - Drive to Destruction Bay, Yukon

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Destruction Bay Lodge

Flag of Canada  , Yukon,
Friday, August 23, 2013

Today we have a long drive of 225 miles.  In an RV, thats about 5 to 6 hours and depending on the road conditions, you can add another hour or more!  It is cloudy and raining as it has been for awhile now.  Along with the long drive, we cross back into Canada and we lose an hour as well.

We have only 2 weeks left on this trip.  Wow, has this gone fast.  We really do hate for it to end.
The group that we have (all 54) are amazing people and everyone gets along nicely.  They will be missed.

Today was pay off day - I got to see a Black Bear (they aren't seen very often) that was coming out of the bushes on the side of the road, probably ready to cross the street.  He popped his head out and then took off in the same direction from where he was.  Also several Trumpeter Swans - one with three signets; three swimming and two flying across in front of us.
Today's road was the road from "Hell".  Construction delays of 15 minutes, and once you were led through by the Pilot Car, it took another 20 minutes to get past all the vehicles working on the road.

We stopped at Buckshot Betty's for lunch with 2 other couples and it was a nice break.  Loved the name!

The owner of the campground is a chef and he cooked a fabulous roast beef dinner with all the fixings.  Amazing.  We then had a local gal and her husband perform for us.  She is a local singer and song writer and has just published her second album.  Then, Lauren the owner sang us two songs and read a great poem he wrote about Destruction Bay - I think he wants to be in show business!!

If it weren't for the rain and cold (our last chance for the Northern Lights) this place would be gorgeous.  It sits on Kulane Lake - 50 miles long and 6 miles wide - and the mountains come right down to the water.  On a clear day it would be stunning!  The population is 100 in the summer and 40 in the winter.  He tells us that they don't get a lot of snow, but it does get cold. That huge lake does freeze.  It's not for the faint-of-heart!! 
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Pamela on

Love the 'bear hug'. What a great idea.

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