A pretty restored gold rush town, nestled at the junction of the Klondike and yukon Rivers.
WE nearly froze getting here and then the sun came out and I was still basking in a rude state behind glass at 11pm. We are just beyond the 64th parallel and this settlement of 1000 perminant residents is a tough place to be in winter with access roads closed for 7 to 8 months, the river able to be driven on for 6 months and mushing the favourite winter activity. The men are gorgeous with full beards and that rugged appeal, driving utes with kennels on the back and being followed by white/grey huskys with blue eyes.
Went to see HUGE dredge No4 10 miles out of town and did a bit of unsuccessful gold panning. Nearly bought a nice fur hat but 100% polyester and made in China was a turn off. Had the first nice coffee for a week or two also.
Tomorrow we set off across the top of the world highway to Tok in Alaska. Gravel and rough in the wet but a nice compacted surface if it dries out.
I feel the odd “man” out here as lots of these keen blokes ride into town on their bikes after doing their adventure rides and I’m yet to find a fellow “girl” to talk to about issues that the men just don’t get.
Must away to the bar for a nightcap. Gareth is asleep the sun shines in the window, nearly 11pm.
Write me please anyone.