This Way Again
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After spending 7 1/2 months on the road last winter it was once again good to return to our Alaskan home.
We soon relaxed, reconnected with friends and retrieved Otis the cat from our good friends the Ebel’s.
We spend our days gardening, servicing and upgrading our camper, taking long walks with Ruby and her dog buddies, BBQing and hanging out with our friends.
Our short summer season started out sunny, hot and dry then the rainy season arrived in August. This now seems to be the typical weather trend.
We had several world traveling couples visit our home this summer that we had met in Baja during our travels last winter.
Hansi and Jackie were the first to arrive and are currently traveling around the world in their very nice Krug overland truck.
Next to arrive was Rainer and Elfi also traveling the world in their sweet MAN overland truck.
Soon Chris and Michelle arrived in their Earth Cruiser. We had traveled with them all over Baja last winter and had many great adventures while driving the back roads of that beautiful peninsula.
Remember here- Just-Got-To-Go
All too soon fall arrived and it was time to head south again. By mid September we make the decision to depart early traveling with Chris and Michelle so we could experience the fall colors as we drive south through Alaska, Canada and the Northwest Territories.
Joining our travels this winter is 16 year old Otis the cat. He and Ruby are best friends and share new adventures each day,
Otis has spent his entire life in Alaska so he will be experiencing some very different climates this winter.
Having never driven the Whitehorse to Skagway highway, we took a side trip to the coast to witness the fall colors from the inland boreal forests to the lush coastal rain forests.
The last time I had been in Skagway, in the late 80’s, my brother and I hiked the Chilkoot trail from Lake Bennett to Skagway and returning to Whitehorse via the White Pass and Yukon Railroad. At that time there was no Highway from Whitehorse to Skagway.
Next we drove a remote road 130 miles north of Watson Lake Yukon into the Northwest Territories. This took us deep into the wilderness where we came across very few people and enjoyed the isolation of Nahanni Provincial Park. Outstanding scenery even though we experienced snow one night.
Next we drive through British Columbia to the US and the High Sierra…stay tuned
A Note From This Blogger:
This blog is evolving.
For some time now I have been troubled about how the worldwide web has affected and changed the way people travel.
With the advent of the giant Boeing 747 in the 70’s and 80’s and cheap air tickets, millions of awe inspiring online photos and the freedom to go anywhere and whenever you want, world travel has grown exponentially.
Because of the ever increasing numbers of social media sites, Youtube, Instagram, travel apps and the millions of travel bloggers no place seems to be sacred, remote or special anymore, many beautiful places are becoming overrun and overused.
I feel I have been contributing to this problem and have been struggling with whether I should continue to blog. My problem is I really enjoy the process of writing and creating videos.
In the beginning my blogging intentions were to keep our families informed of our whereabouts and to capture for them a written and visual documentation of our life on the road.
Additionally my goals were to keep a record of these adventures so that when the time comes and we are no longer on the road we would be able to look back and reminisce about the good times we had with family and friends around the world.
But with that said the primary audience for this website is myself; it is a means to store some of the memories of the trips we have made against the ravages of time and memory loss.
I would therefore not classify this website as a blog and I have no aim to sensationalize our experiences or market or promote myself in any way.
I am however happy to share experiences with those who have a real interest in the world around them yet not to the detriment, harm or overuse of the worlds wild places.
So I will to continue this blog but will no longer expound on exact locations, campsites, routes or destinations. I will remove all metadata from our photos and not add any comments or reviews within travel apps.
My goal is to continue to broadly highlight our travels but leave a little mystery about how we found some of the unique and special places we come across.
In some cases this will be hard to do but I will do my best to keep it vague.
Now is the time to remember our future is not digital, it is biological. Please remember “take only memories and leave only footprints”.
“Adventure is a word that get’s over-used, to me real adventure doesn’t start until it all goes wrong”- Yvon Chouinard