Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Victoria BC Canada
Model: 1985 GL1200 Limited Edition and 1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
Day 11 - July 4 - Part 2
We left the SS Klondike and headed for some lunch at the Klondike Rib and Salmon Restaurant. This restaurant was featured in the Canadian food show called "You Gotta Eat Here", similar to the US "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives", attachment Klondike Rib and Salmon. Good food, friendly staff, and prices commensurate with the north.
Left here and went to the local museum. Got some pics of local town murals, attachment Whitehorse Mural 1.
The museum was well laid out and informative. Had a lot of murals as well, attachments Museum Murals 4, Museum Murals 1.
There was Sam McGee's cabin, the original, and the story of his life, attachment Sam McGee Cabin 1.
Robert Service penned the poem about the Cremation of Sam McGee, attachment Robert Service.
The reality is the myth caught on, and Sam McGee who loved the north, but moved south, came back once and a street person wanted to sell him an urn with the ashes of Sam McGee in it. He apparently laughed and carried on, not wanting to burst the fellows bubble. Here are a couple of more pics of the Sam McGee exhibit, attachments Sam McGee Cabin 2, Sam McGee Cabin 3, Sam McGee Cabin 6.
The rest of the day has been laundry and for me, reflection on the trip so far. Reality and the romance of a place is totally different, but a person must travel and see these places. For us Canadians, we have a beautiful and great country, and lots to see. It's nice when I get back home and hear people talk about places, and I've been there. Know people who have never ventured too far from where they live, but will travel to Europe and down south. So much to see, and so little time.
I have been thinking about lesson's learned from the trip so far. Not too much to date except that a good tool kit is required, not a large one, but one that is strategic to what you may need to do. Had to buy a small socket set, a hex key set, but it could have been worse. If you have maintenance to do that you may think can wait until you return home, do it before you leave, not a lot of help up here and towns that can provide service are a ways apart. New tires before you leave and a possible replacement half way depending on your destination and mileage/kilometers to be traveled. There's more I'm sure and the list will probably get longer.
Been a relaxing day, we are off to Dawson City tomorrow. Cheers
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