Day 12 – July 5 – Whitehorse to Dawson City. First, part of the song from the “Littlest Hobo”, a great Canadian feel good TV series from the '70s. Here's the full version: https://halifaxukulelegang.wordpress...bo-theme-song/
“There’s a voice that keeps on calling me
Down the road is where I’ll always be
Every stop I make, I’ll make a new friend
Can’t stay for long, just turn around and I’m gone again.
Maybe tomorrow, I’ll want to settle down,
Until tomorrow, I’ll just keep moving on.”
I've had this song in my head for the better part of the trip, always liked it, and it really goes nicely as a theme song for the journey.
Back to the thread, it started out as a gorgeous day, sunny and warm, good riding weather, attachment Great Riding Day
Road is quite good and makes for easy riding. The turn off the Alaska Highway onto the Klondike Highway is about 20 Kms outside Whitehorse. When you turn onto the Klondike, there is a sign about the Top of the World Highway US Customs hours. The crossing is open from 9 AM to 9 PM daily then closed, literally.
Nice riding up through, attachment Great Riding Day. Gas is available at Carmack and Pelly Crossings. Carmack has food. Pelly Crossing was overcast, attachments Pelly Crossing and Pelly Crossing 1.jpg.
Just after you leave Pelly's Crossing, you encounter the only STOP sign on the Klondike Highway. Unusual place for a STOP sign, but it is a junction where you turn left to Dawson City or right to Mayo.
Bumps are identified in advance with "bump" signs. After this there are red flags on posts to identify the actual "bump". This is a lottery, sometimes there are, sometimes there aren't.
The road is otherwise good. There are several forest fires burning in the area and we had to drive through quite a bit of smoke, but thankfully it cleared up before we arrived at Dawson City, attachments Dawson City 1 and Dawson City 2.
Got to the hotel without a hitch, Dawson is not that big, can see the town in 1/2 day, but most roads are dirt and there are boardwalks throughout.
We spent a bit of time walking around the town, getting our bearings so to speak. Found Diamond Tooth Gerti's saloon/gambling casino.
Diamond Gerti's was opened in the early '70s in memory of one of the iconic figures of the gold rush days. We saw a stage performance and I donated my $20.00 to the casino revenue, attachment Diamond Tooth Gerti 1. Can't forget the dancing girls, attachment Dance Hall Girls 1.
Night will not be seen in Dawson for several months. Sonya took a picture of Dawson at midnight, looks like daylight to me, attachment Midnight in Dawson.
Tomorrow is another day. Cheers