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Tok to Fairbanks – 343km

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There are many places to see around the areas we have been riding through over the last couple of days – we were here about 6 years ago and had a good look around then, ie Skagway and learned about the Alaskan goldrush;  Haines where we watched wild grizzlies teach their cubs to catch salmon in a river;  Haines Junction where we took a flight over the massive Kluane Glacier;  a bus tour through Denali National Park;  saw Mt McKinley, the weather was better then :);  visited Anchorage and Seward.  Loved doing all these things, but once was enough for us.  This trip is more about enjoying the ride.

And so for today…coldest day so far with temps at 10 degrees but with wind and rain, it felt colder – Alaskans are even complaining about the cold and rain for this time of year, it’s not usual.  We each had 8 layers on!

Had to take a photo of the official beginning of the Alaskan Highway which actually heads south to Dawson Creek.

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We see many signs for moose, caribou, and today bison, but I loved this one 🙂

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Alaska is still flat around here.

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We have decided to have a rest day tomorrow.  Staying in a lovely hotel with pretty colourful flowers all along the front.  Because of the short growing season, flowers grow here very quickly.

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It was snowing again yesterday in the area we want to go to, so I have decided to leave my bike in Fairbanks, (will be storing it at the Yamaha agency), and pillion behind Charlie.

Russels

1 Comment

  • Sue Adams

    That was a long ride you guys did the other day. Amazing. Great idea to have a rest day then jump on the back with Charlie. More opportunity to take photos 🙂

    July 26, 2014 at 7:15 pm
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