20151022 Day 6

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Last night I stayed at the first and oldest (obviously) hotel in Fort Nelson.  I was built in the 50’s and had a motel add-on completed in 19080’s.  I stayed in the hotel portion.  Place looked like it’s age, but had an indoor pool in the center with Tiki heads everywhere, and a hut for karaoke.  I wandered over to the pub next door, but same building and began dumping my camera data.  I had a goal of staying up till midnight to acclimate myself to PST…  I chatted up the local color, and ran the pool table for bets of karaoke at the bar.  Thank goodness I never lost!!!!  Shout out (hola hola) to Georgeet, (owner/manager) and Ivan (bartender). Bed was 0100…. Needless to say, I checked out and was on the road by 0741PST.  Needless to say I set the camera’s and was out.  Bout 50km in I looked down and hadn’t refueled before leaving….  PPP for sure, and was coasting down most of the mountains in the Northern Rockies, trying to make it to the next station.  I’m carrying 5 gallons or 19 liters, of gas in the trunk, but really didn’t want to have to say I _had_ to use it.  I saw a sign that said “Sheep crossing” and 300 meters later, there were 2 ram/goat looking animals that were eating what little grass there was on the opposite side pull off.  I slowed down enough to watch them run and climb the mountain (which they did very easily) but couldn’t stop for a pic as I was mid coast and running on fumes.  I found a random little pit stop, and actually got some 92 octane (not cheap!)  I thanked the dood profusely for being around.  Never again… filling up at 1/2 talk regardless if it’s available!

BC, I’ve heard about their “winter highway” which is 2 side by side paths for snowmobiles, and ATV’s…  there were Miles or KM of the tracks!

As I traveled, I ran into prolly the most sketchy construction zone I’ve ever seen….  “Wait for pilot car”  ummm…   Thats new!  The sign said 20 minutes, but luckily I caught it fairly quickly.

Driving thru the Yukon, was the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.  The video was been slowed to 10fps as opposed to 15fps as I’ve been doing to get a little better view.  I’ll be shooting 5sec shots on the way back!  I’ll let the video say what I can’t express….. If I had to turn around and head home tomorrow I would still be happy!

Oddly enough, the most cars, not {x,S}UV/Trucks, I’ve seen are all VW’s.. prolly for the TDI milage/kClicks (the locals tell me)

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Posted on October 22nd 2015 in Posts

One Response to “20151022 Day 6”

  1. rglori48 Says:

    Although it would be great to be on the road experiencing what you are experiencing, we are blessed to be able to travel along through this blog! Cherish every minute!

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