Yes, we’re here. Only about 30 miles in, but we crossed the border at 5:45 this afternoon. No pictures, but it was a good feeling.
We stopped in Whitehorse long enough this morning to fuel up, buy a couple things and stop by McDonalds to post to the journal. Then it was on to Haines Junction.
The Alaska Highway was built in the early years of WWII as a way to get supplies to Alaska. Since that time Canada has done an excellent job of improvement and maintenance, except from Haines Junction to Alaska. Because 85 percent of the traffic in this section is from the U.S. our country entered into the Shakwak Agreement in 1977 to help bring the road up to the same condition as the rest of the highway. They are still working on it. We had delays, spots of gravel, really just slowed us down. For once we were glad for the daily afternoon shower to cut down the dust.
So, here we are at the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge with a beautiful view of the lake, camping for free. We enjoyed visiting with the couple camped next to us, they are from Missouri. We were sitting down by the water when Dan saw this beautiful sight.
I was thrilled to get a picture of this swan family.
Tomorrow we’re going to pick up supplies and wash everything and then head to the Kenai Peninsula.