Category Archives: Wildlife

A Day on the Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park

Yesterday was our day in Denali Park, on the 8-hour Tundra Wilderness Tour (TWT). The weather started off ragged, but the forecast was good. This is Mount Healy, right above our hotel. The lobby area of the hotel is a … Continue reading

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The Journey Home: Denali-Anchorage-Juneau-Skagway-Whitehorse

On Monday morning we began our journeys home, Cathy and I to Whitehorse and the rest of the group to Toronto and beyond. The weather made it much easier to leave. I read yesterday that the rain turned torrential later … Continue reading

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Denali National Park – the Eielson Shuttle Experience

For anyone with an interest in nature, Denali National Park deserves a few days of exploring. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have a few days so have to decide how to get the best experience in the shortest time. Although … Continue reading

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Driving to Denali – A Moose Day in Alaska

Today was largely a driving day – it’s about 235 miles from our hotel in Anchorage to our B&B in Healy. But it turned out to be much more, with three extremely good moose encounters. We were in no huge … Continue reading

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Off on the Next Adventure – Whitehorse to Vancouver

Cathy and I left Whitehorse yesterday to begin a 4-day exploration of Vancouver followed by an Alaska cruise and land tour with 4 friends from Ontario. We picked up our house-sitter just before 07:00 and a few minutes later were … Continue reading

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Another Great Wildlife Day on the South Klondike Highway

Cathy and I had to make a quick trip to Skagway this morning, and while we fully expected to see some wildlife, we didn’t expect to see as much as we did. The first great sighting was this beautiful big … Continue reading

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A Day on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

Every Victoria Day long weekend, the White Pass & Yukon Route railway offers Yukoners discounted rides on the railway, and on Saturday Cathy, my niece Bobbie and I joined hundreds of other Yukoners on the trains. We chose to drive … Continue reading

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Wildlife, Cruise ships and an Aussie in a Lotus!

Driving to Skagway may be one of my procrastination techniques, but it’s a particularly good one On Friday I made the drive despite a mediocre weather report, and it turned out to be an excellent day. I was on the … Continue reading

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Touring the Yukon-Alaska Golden Circle Route

I’m currently on a 4-day tour of what is marketed as the “Golden Circle Route”, from Whitehorse to Skagway, Haines, Haines Junction and back. With me is Julie Odell, Program Administrator for Road Scholar, a tour company which some of … Continue reading

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A Walk on the Whitehorse Clay Cliffs

I’ve mentioned the walk around the airport before, and yesterday was so pretty I decided to spend some time there after a meeting in town. The trail is paved for a few hundred yards and then is well-tracked dirt with … Continue reading

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